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Rear main seal leak

(1990 Jaguar XJS)
in Wheeling, WV on April 05, 2010
How do you repair a rear main seal leak? cannot find a simplet straight answer! Thanks.
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on April 05, 2010
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
on April 05, 2010
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.
on April 05, 2010
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.
on November 13, 2010
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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