Jump to content

Welcome to TheMalibuCrew!

As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account. It's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the TheMalibuCrew Family today!

Remove & Replace Damper Plate and Rear Main Seal questions ...

Recommended Posts

I have a question that may seem obvious and simple, however I want to clarify my understanding from reading all the related threads in order to make informed decisions before tackling replacing both my Damper Plate and Rear Main Seal on a 2003 Sunsetter LXi (DD).


When decoupling the prop shaft from the transmission, and subsequently removing the transmission, does moving the shaft aft in order to "create the room" for the transmission removal require the packing nut and packing to be removed and redone as well?


Any other advice for a damper plate remove & replace rookie from those of you who have done this?



Link to post

moving shaft aft creates the a bit of room but not enough to pull trans.

scribe all motor mounts so you can put them back where they were.

loosen front motor mounts.  block under trans then remove rear motor mounts.

i had to remove trans cooler lines, fuel pump and a few ancillary items prior to rotating engine and transmission around the front motor mount.

i used a very short lifting sling on the trans tail+stock and a floor jack positioned above a protected hds.


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...