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Pulling Engine for Rear Main. Other Things to get done?


Probationary Member
Apr 5, 2010
Cloquet, Minnesota
I have to get the rear main oil seal replaced in my 98. I figured since the engine was coming out I would also get the timing belt changed. Any other things to get fixed/changed? Thanks Guys.

Darrell J

Proven Member
Mar 17, 2010
Waldorf, Maryland
Change that water pump since it is coming out anyway.. I would delete the balance shaft if you haven't done that yet:thumb:

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Proven Member
Jun 24, 2008
spanaway, Washington
do the timing components definitly and water pump but also do all the seals too like crank and cam seals maybe front case too if you feel like it!


Proven Member
Mar 1, 2010
Oxnard, California
water/oil pump, timing components, if you take off the head then obviously a new headgasket, if you have the money, pretty much just buy an overhaul gasket kit


Proven Member
Sep 12, 2005
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
If the only thing wrong is the rear main seal, drop the trans and do the seal. No need to take the whole engine out.
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