96 Accord rear main seal replacemet

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Grey-hound, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Grey-hound

    Grey-hound Guest

    Next month I am planning on replacing the rear main seal on my 96 Accord 2.2
    w/auto trans myself.. Are there any Honda peculiar tools I should buy that I
    will need to get the job done. What is involved after removing the
    transmission and torq conv? Any other parts I should replace while I'm doing
    the job? Any advice/tricks/tips would be appreciated.
    Grey-hound, Jun 20, 2006
  2. Grey-hound

    jim beam Guest

    before you go through that, potentially save yourself the brain damage
    and swap to a decent engine oil that has good seal conditioners in it.
    castrol gtx cleared up some dramatic leaks i was suffering while using
    motorcraft oil.

    it took a couple of weeks, but leaking /did/ stop.
    jim beam, Jun 20, 2006
  3. Grey-hound

    butch burton Guest

    Recently switched from Castrol GTX to Quaker State and big time oil
    leaks - the Quaker state looked thinner than the GTX when I was pouring
    it into the engine - now I know why - thank you Jim Beam - it's back to
    Castrol GTX.
    butch burton, Jun 20, 2006

  4. Quaker State is *crap* when compared to Castrol or Valvoline.

    Grumpy AuContraire, Jun 20, 2006
  5. Grey-hound

    Grey-hound Guest

    Been using the Castrol High Mileage 10w-30 for an oil change plus 6 quarts
    that I ran through it. Just need the mechanical details that the shop manual
    left out.
    Planning it for my vacation next month and I want to make it as enjoyable as
    it can get.
    Please, Please, no more on oil-volumes have been written.
    Grey-hound, Jun 21, 2006
  6. Grey-hound

    jim beam Guest

    ok - bad luck.

    in that case, the only tool that springs to mind is a splitter for the
    bottom ball joints. once those are separated, you can swing the drive
    shafts out of the way ready to drop the whole engine/tranny unit. look
    on tegger.com for examples.
    jim beam, Jun 21, 2006
  7. Grey-hound

    Grey-hound Guest

    Grey-hound, Jun 21, 2006
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