looking at changing a rear main seal on a 2004 Mercedes ML350...since its all wheel drive would you recommend pulling the engine or pulling the transmission. I dont have access to a lift but I have a cherry picker. I am going to try the AT 205 re sealer first but I am planning for the worst. I got quotes of over a $1000. I figure I can pull engine in 3 hrs, reseal in 1-2 hrs and reinstall in 3-4 hours. Lets say 10 hours total..I dont make $100 an hour so it pays for me to do it diy.

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pull the engine