Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
You should have drained the oil out of the engine before you started to work on it.The oil level is higher than the seal.
Now drain the oil out of the engine and clean the mess up. (do not spray any cleaner in the crankshaft bearing).
You do not need to remove the housing flange (you donít have the tools to put it back on correctly) to install a new rear main seal.
Just use a J pry bar to get the rear seal out and clean the oil out of the cavity before you install the new seal.
Search this site for info on how to install the parts and good luck.