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Old 11-03-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Honda Civic EX Rear Seal Question 1999

I am in the process of changing the rear crank seal on my Civic. I also need to change the oil pan gasket and distributor o-ring. I have decided to remove the aluminum seal plate so I can install the seal easier. Is there a gasket that seals the plate to the block? Also, I have read in other posts that the VTEC solenoid seal can leak in this area. Where is this located? Are there any tricks I need to know? Thank in advance. This is a great DYI website.
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You'll have to remove the entire transmission to replace the rear main seal.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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I have removed the tranmisssion already. I have a lot of oil in the clutch housing. I'm trying to figure out what seals and gaskets I will need.
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I have removed the tranmisssion already. I have a lot of oil in the clutch housing. I'm trying to figure out what seals and gaskets I will need.
Is the leak engine oil from the rear main seal or MTF from the transmission input shaft seal?

Are you asking whether there's a gasket between the engine and clutch housing?
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The leak is from the engines rear main seal (crankshaft). The seal is pressed into an aluminum plate that is bolted to the engine. Is there a gasket between this plate and the engine or do I use hondabond? I haven't removed the pan yet. It's also leaking.
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The right side cover is sealed with Hondabond:
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there is a gasket where the plate and the engine meet. I if I remember correctly the rear main seal came with it. it's really thin and looks feels like paper.
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there is a gasket where the plate and the engine meet. I if I remember correctly the rear main seal came with it. it's really thin and looks feels like paper.
It's called Hondabond.
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Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for. Like the previous poster indicated, some FelPro kits I have seen on eBay provide a paper gasket with the seal. Seemed confusing. Thanks again.
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Like the previous poster indicated, some FelPro kits I have seen on eBay provide a paper gasket with the seal.
My information is for the OEM right side cover.
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