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1990 Jaguar XJS Question: rear main seal leak

 

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Visitor, Wheeling, WV, April 05, 2010, 16:18

How do you repair a rear main seal leak? cannot find a simplet straight answer! Thanks.

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    GetrDone April 05, 2010, 16:43
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    According to my book for engines up to number #8S66782 its a 39 hour job and for engines number #8S66783 and up its a 10 hour job, hope you have the later engine as the transmission and flywheel has to be removed to get to this

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    matte April 05, 2010, 16:43
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    That's because there isn't a very simple answer. That's generally a pretty major job.

    You will need a repair manual: http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online

    But you may benefit from seeking assistance from a professional.

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    jason94 April 05, 2010, 17:23
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    A rear main seal can be a lot of work because its where the engine meets the trans. You need a detailed guide to do this that is why nobody can give you an easy answer.

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    Visitor, November 13, 2010, 13:46

    on my 2000 E 4matic I have had estimated from $2,200 MB dealer to $655 in Broklyn NY. Have not gone anything yet

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