Rear Main Seal -- Bugger won\'t budge!
Anybody have experience with removing a stuck upper-half rear main seal on a 258? Supposed to be able to tap one end and have the other end pop out so you can grip it with pliers. That is, if the sucker isn't ten years old and stuck in there like an Alabama tick! I've pushed, hammered, and even tried using the jack (yes, the jack!) to apply upward pressure with a screwdriver. Can't grip one end with needle-nose pliers either.
So here I sit, out of ideas, contemplating that $500 the shop quoted me to replace the seal.
Anybody have any tips? Attached photo gives you an idea of what I have been cursing at the past couple of hours.
90 YJ, 258 I6. Weber 32/36, the rest is stock Sahara.