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5.0 rear main seal replacement tool

 
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:34 PM
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5.0 rear main seal replacement tool

I'm planning to replace the rear main seal on my truck when I change my transmission. This seal needs to be carefully installed or it will leak. My hands are no longer steady enough anymore to try just tapping one in. I was looking for the tool to do the job but it runs about $100 for it. Autozoo does not have one to loan. I was wondering if someone had any tips about making an installation tool.
 
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:32 PM
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I just finished installing one the other week on my 5.0L. It's a pretty robust seal from what I could tell. I just used a LOT of grease and tapped it in with a small mallet.

Maybe not the answer you were looking for, but there really wasn't any finessing required. No leaks either.
 
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:42 PM
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I may just have to try tapping it in as you did if I don't get any better ideas. I have some huge sockets that may work also as an installation tool. That's usually what I end up using in many instances.
 
 
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