Q: Rear main seal cost on 1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

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Whats the repair cost on a rear main seal on a 4wd? Does the oil pan have to be removed for this? Does the front diff have to be removed when dropping the oil pan?
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The labor to repair rear main seal on a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 4x4 with a 5.7L engine is 7.3 hours. The cost of labor will very depending on the shop you chose to go to. The average cost per hour is $100. The dive shaft, transfer case, trans, and flywheel all have to be removed.
Yes you will need to remove oil pan. remove oil seal/cover screws and nuts once you get to the seal. Remove oil filter and adapter, oil cooler lines, oil dipstick, front propeller shaft, exhaust cross over pipe, the front axle two right side bolts and nuts, one upper bolt and nut. Rotate the drive axle forward and turn the front wheels to the left. This should be it sorry I didnt mention it earlier. You should have enough room to remove oil pan without taking out fron diff.