Mechanics

CHEVY REAR SEAL

1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chevy Tahoe V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 126000 miles

There is a leak from the back end of my vehicle. My father-in-law says it may be the rear seal. How can I confirm this and how do I fix it without taking it in?
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Mrs.Schaefer
September 25, 2009.




Which seal did he say rear main seal or tailhousing seal? Is it leaking engine oil or transmission fluid(which is red in color)?

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Jeepfan
Sep 25, 2009.
Rear main seal. Fluid dark, not red.
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Mrs.Schaefer
Sep 25, 2009.
Youll probably not be be able to do the repairs yourself. It involves removing the oil pan id ask around to find a reputable shop

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Jeepfan
Sep 27, 2009.
The rear main seal is not hard to change and removal of the oil pan on these engines is not necessary. However it is hard to access. You must remove the transmission for this repair.
To determine if the rear seal is leaking, you can remove the peep hole plug on the bell housing (there are three of them) and to see where the leak is coming from.

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Pear69
Oct 3, 2009.

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