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Old 07-05-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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i have an 1997 h22a4 and had a bad clutch slip due to a bad rear main seal any help would be appreciated

first i removed tranny had flywheel resurfaced and replaced rea main seal replaced clutch and put tranny back on an ran grat then 2 days later what do you know its leaking again so we take it back off and the seal is still leaking am i missing somthing? we instaled te seal correctly and the seal retainer isnt leaking but maybe there is a common or known problem any help would be very much apreciated what are the feeler gauge clearances for the seal to crankshaft. thanks
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Are you sure it is the rear main again or maybe a tranny input shaft seal?
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after I took it apart again I used the biggest feeler gauge I had (.027) between the seal and the crank, It went in and all around with no resistance, maybe I just got the wrong seal
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ould have rolled the lip who knows OEM seal and you should be good. Good to hear.
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after a while the rear main seals wear a groove into the crank, if you by chance lined up the lip on the new seal with that groove it will probably leak on ya
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put a new seal in on mon. so far so good, thanks for the input, i think it was a defect
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8 months and its leaking again
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better it was 8 months and not 2 days..
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