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3D Printed Rear Main Seal Installation Tool


hurky4

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Provo, UT
Vehicle Year
2007
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
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Automatic
Just replaced the engine in my 07' ranger 4.0l. Replaced all timing components and all kinds of things. I was a complete idiot and removed the metal sleeve from my rear main seal thinking it was only to protect the seal during shipment (honestly don't know what I was thinking lol). Long story short, I've got a bad rear main seal leak now and I'm pissed.

I don't want to buy a tool I'm going to use once (let's hope it's only once), so I'm thinking I could 3d print the tool. Now before you yell at me that 3d printing it is a stupid idea, let me say that the 3d printer I have access to at work prints really durable and tough plastic. From the videos I've watched I really think it would be strong enough to install this seal. I may be wrong but I figured why not try? In order to do this though I need to know the dimensions of the tool! I could always buy one, measure it, then return it. However I figured someone on here has the tool and could dimension it (the two main parts) so that I can draw them up in my CAD software and get them printed. Can someone help me out with this?
 


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Eddo Rogue

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Burbank,CA
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Ranger 4x4
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4.0 V6
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OHV
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
skyjacker front leveling kit
Tire Size
31-10.50R15
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Crossed threads are tight threads.
You might get lucky and find a file already exists. Our mill guy at work finds and purchases online all kinds of cad files for the CNC machine.
 

tinman_72

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1993
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Ford
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2.5 (4 Cylinder)
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2.5
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
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Factory
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None
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255/60R15
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RoHS compliant
I bought one of these (not sure if size of the one in the link is the right size) a long time ago and have used it to install rear main seals in several different Ford engines.
 


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