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How to Replace a Crankshaft Seal
Engine oil leaks are prevented by the crankshaft seal. Replacing one requires several tools, such as a dead blow hammer and a strap wrench.
How Long Does an Axle Shaft Seal Last?
The axle shaft seal in your car is a gasket that keeps fluid from leaking out of the vehicle’s differential. The differential itself is what sends power from the engine of...
How Long Does a Camshaft Seal Last?
The air/fuel mixture that your car has is vital and the only way that the car will be able to complete the combustion process properly. A number of different components have to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Seal
If your car is reaching high mileage or is experiencing oil leaks, it may be time to replace the crankshaft seal.
How Long Does a Crankshaft Seal Last?
The crankshaft seal is located in the crankshaft of your vehicle. The crankshaft converts rotary into linear motion. This means it uses the force created by the pistons in the engine to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Pinion Seal
Common signs include a leaking pinion seal, low fluid in the differential, and a whining noise while the vehicle is in motion.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Pinion Shaft Oil Seal
Common signs include leaking, low fluid in the differential, and grinding noises when the vehicle is running.
How Long Does a Pinion Seal Last?
Front-wheel drive cars have CV axles that transmit power from the transmission to the wheels. However, in a rear-wheel drive system, a drive shaft connects to the transmission and transmits power to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal
Common signs include difficulty shifting gears, grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, and jumping in and out of four-wheel drive.
How Long Does a Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal Last?
The transfer case output shaft seal is located on the transfer case of vehicles with four-wheel drive. This transfer case allows you to switch between two-wheel drive, neutral, to,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Differential Output Seal
Common signs include whining sounds and oil leaks coming from the differential.
How Long Does a Differential Output Seal Last?
The differential is located either in the front or rear of your vehicle, depending on what make and model you drive and whether it is or front- or rear-wheel drive. When...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Front Output Shaft Oil Seal
If your car has all- or four-wheel drive and there is noise or fluid leaking from the transfer case, consider replacing the front output shaft seal.
How Long Does a Front Output Shaft Oil Seal Last?
For those who operate a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, there are a number of important parts that are necessary. The front output shaft oil seal is one...
How Long Does a Pitman Arm Shaft Seal Last?
Your car’s Pitman arm is a crucial component of the steering system. It connects the gearbox to the steering linkage, and effectively translates the rotational movement of the steering wheel...
How Long Does a Pinion Shaft Oil Seal Last?
In a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the transmission’s power must be transmitted from the front of the vehicle to the rear wheels. This is done using a driveshaft – a long...
How to Replace a Front Output Shaft Oil Seal on Most Cars
The oil seal on the front output shaft is faulty when there are unusual noises or leaking coming from the transfer case.
How to Replace a Pinion Seal
A pinion seal keeps oil in the differential and keeps water, dirt, and debris out. A failing pinion seal will leak which can ruin the differential.
How to Replace a Power Steering Input Shaft Seal
A faulty power steering input shaft seal can cause hydraulic fluid to leak from the power steering input shaft and cause the system to overheat.
How to Replace Axle Seals
Axle seals fail when there is a visible leak or a major puddle of gear oil underneath the vehicle. In some cases, the axle may pop out entirely.

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change a thermosrat on a 2004 VB beetle 1.8
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Front seal leak in minivan's transmission - 1997 Ford Aerostar
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Is there a crankshaft seal similar to a 11389-54l00
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After multiple replacement parts, car won't start - 1994 Acura Vigor
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