940 Rear Oil Seal Leak

Discussion in 'Volvo 940' started by Rob, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    I was just told that the rear oil seal on my 1994 940 Turbo ( 130,000
    miles ) has a slight leak and that it is not serious but the seal will
    need to be replaced at some point. They told me that replacing that part
    requires dropping the transmission and will cost about $500.00US.

    Does all of that sound about right?
    =--
    Rob
     
    Rob, Jun 27, 2006
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  2. "Rob" <> wrote in message
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    >I was just told that the rear oil seal on my 1994 940 Turbo ( 130,000
    >miles ) has a slight leak and that it is not serious but the seal will need
    >to be replaced at some point. They told me that replacing that part
    >requires dropping the transmission and will cost about $500.00US.
    >
    > Does all of that sound about right?
    > =--
    > Rob


    Part of it does. I can easily believe that the rear main seal is leaking and
    I'm sure replacing it requires dropping the tranny. $500 sure sounds like a
    lot for that and you can live with the leak forever - I've been living with
    a rear seal leak on our 765T for more than 10 years. It's a bit messy but
    otherwise no problem.

    You can try some seal conditioner - probably won't help, but it might. Cheap
    and easy to try.

    Mike
     
    Michael Pardee, Jun 28, 2006
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  3. Rob

    Jamie Guest

    I would think this to be about 4 hours labor @ around $60.00 plus
    parts. My local mechanic I think wanted $250 - $280 to do this job. I
    guess your labor rate will dictate this where you live.

    Actually, my shadetree mechanic friend who did mine must not have
    seated it well, because I still get about 1 drop every 10 seconds. I
    have to make sure this is not my distributor leaking. If it is the rear
    main seal, we're going to drop the tranny and put in a new seal. This
    time I am going to assist.


    Michael Pardee wrote:
    > "Rob" <> wrote in message
    > news:jMgog.26292$...
    > >I was just told that the rear oil seal on my 1994 940 Turbo ( 130,000
    > >miles ) has a slight leak and that it is not serious but the seal will need
    > >to be replaced at some point. They told me that replacing that part
    > >requires dropping the transmission and will cost about $500.00US.
    > >
    > > Does all of that sound about right?
    > > =--
    > > Rob

    >
    > Part of it does. I can easily believe that the rear main seal is leaking and
    > I'm sure replacing it requires dropping the tranny. $500 sure sounds like a
    > lot for that and you can live with the leak forever - I've been living with
    > a rear seal leak on our 765T for more than 10 years. It's a bit messy but
    > otherwise no problem.
    >
    > You can try some seal conditioner - probably won't help, but it might. Cheap
    > and easy to try.
    >
    > Mike
     
    Jamie, Jun 28, 2006
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  4. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Michael Pardee wrote:
    > "Rob" <> wrote in message
    > news:jMgog.26292$...
    >> I was just told that the rear oil seal on my 1994 940 Turbo ( 130,000
    >> miles ) has a slight leak and that it is not serious but the seal will need
    >> to be replaced at some point. They told me that replacing that part
    >> requires dropping the transmission and will cost about $500.00US.
    >>
    >> Does all of that sound about right?
    >> =--
    >> Rob

    >
    > Part of it does. I can easily believe that the rear main seal is leaking and
    > I'm sure replacing it requires dropping the tranny. $500 sure sounds like a
    > lot for that and you can live with the leak forever - I've been living with
    > a rear seal leak on our 765T for more than 10 years. It's a bit messy but
    > otherwise no problem.


    Thanks for the answer. I think I'll let it go and see what happens. $500
    for dropping the transmission seems like almost a full day job. The seal
    is probably on $25.

    >
    > You can try some seal conditioner - probably won't help, but it might. Cheap
    > and easy to try.


    I'm trying that now.

    > Mike
    >
    >

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    Rob
     
    Rob, Jun 28, 2006
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