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Old April 20th, 2014, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default Rear Main Seal removal

My rear main seal is baked into the groove. I got the lower half out but struggling with the top.

I have loosened the bearing caps going forward hoping to relieve some pressure and have been carefully tapping the seal with a punch. So far, it has only moved a mm and I can't grab it with pliers yet.

Anyone have any other suggestions?
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Old April 20th, 2014, 05:45 AM   #2
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Persistence. Make sure you're hitting the wire rod.
Hit it in both directions working it back and fourth. I've also used a rubber tipped blow nozzle to help loosen up the seal. Be sure to wear safety goggles!!!
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Old April 20th, 2014, 07:01 AM   #3
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Thanks. Would it hurt to shoot a little penetrating oil around the seal also?
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Finally got it! Used a little liquid wrench and tapping from both sides then it came right out.

Drinking a victory beer before the new seal goes in.
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