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1996 Toyota RAV4 Question: what is the repair time to replace a rear main seal for a 1996 toyt rav4 4wdr

 

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debowrah, Randallstown, MD, April 05, 2012, 00:02
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how much does a main seal cost, not the original toyota part but the generic brand. 1996 toyt tav4 4 wheel drive with anti-lock brakes

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    milesauto from Miles Auto Service Inc., April 05, 2012, 04:58
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    Its a rather labor extensive job. Book time for both a auto or manual transmission exceed 12 hours. So how bad is that seal leaking and how many miles on that engine? Likley its high mileage and I would advise my customers that its no way anyone can offer an abosulute gurantee that it will not leak even after the seal is replaced. Also if Im going to that much work its really no need to try and save a few bucks on a aftermarket part. Your major cost is labor on this one. Also better make sure its truly the source of the leak. Oil leaks are easily misdiagnosed.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 05, 2012, 06:21
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    agree with miles totally

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    goodguy April 07, 2013, 04:53
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    you will have to pull the tranny out first so i agree with both#1 and#2

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