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How to Replace a Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal
A transfer case output shaft moves torque from the powertrain to the rear wheels of a 4WD, using the transfer case output shaft seal to stay in place.
How to Replace a Wheel Seal
Wheel seals are part of the wheel bearing system and keep dirt and debris away from these bearings. Replace wheel seals if grease leaks from bearings.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 a Pitman Arm Shaft Seal
The pitman arm attaches to the steering box via a shaft. To prevent leaks and driveability issues, the pitman arm shaft seal is used on this shaft.
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.
How to Replace a Camshaft Seal
Camshaft seals are round, rubber oil seals between cylinder heads and valve cover gaskets. Worn out cam seals need to be replaced to prevent oil loss.
How to Replace a Differential Output Seal
Differential output seals prevent fluid from leaking out of the differential, causing the differential to overheat and cause damage to your car.

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Recently my steering wheel has become difficult to turn and does not return to center after turning
Volvo had a problem with the seals on the steering angle gear for this model. It is possible this problem has introduced moisture and grit into the steering mechanism, making it hard to turn (or stiff on return). There are...
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Car spits out white smoke when started after sitting for a short time
I have seen this many times on this engine. When this occurs during startup it is because of failed valve stem seals. In some cases the piston rings may be leaking also, but you would get smoke all the time...
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Intermittent shaft leaks oil
It is possible that the seals may have been installed backwards. If these seals are installed backwards it can damage the seal and cause a leak. I would recommend retracing your steps to determine if the seals were installed backwards....
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Replace crank seal and harmonic balancer
What you must of seen is a mechanic using sealer on the outside of the seal so it will seal any leaks between the seal and the front cover. This is okay to do. Before the balancer is installed you...
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Will it hurt my motor to switch from synthetic oil to conventional oil?
Hi there. There are varied opinions about switching from synthetic oil to conventional oil. I am old school and believe you stick with the manufacturer's recommendation for oil type. Nowadays, most conventional oils are a synthetic-blend. I believe BMW recommends...
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Do I risk a car fire? I have a small oil leak in my car.
There is a very small chance that a slight oil leak would cause a complete engine fire. The oil that is leaked onto the engine will burn, and cause smoke as the result, but this is not the same as...
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Clear liquid is leaking from the right side of the car, where could this be coming from?
It sounds like you may have an axle seal leaking. This may or may not have been caused by the axle replacement, or the seal could simply be hard and brittle. Any seal can become hard and brittle over time...
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I got my RPMS too high before shifting into third gear. Is it possible that I blew the cam seal?
Hey there. The engine computer will limit the maximum RPMs your engine will go before it limits it from over revving. This limit will feel like a sudden loss of power with the power then coming back. Revving the engine...
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2002 prerunner what do i use to seal oil pan,3.4
Hi there - I believe the OEM gasket is a cork/rubber mix. Silicon RTV sealant is a popular substitute, although I tend to the school of "if it came with a gasket, it was probably needed, and should be reinstalled...
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Compressor shaft seal leak
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Put a manifold set (A/C gauge set) on the A/C ports and check the system when it is running on high A/C. Look to see what the pressures are on the high side and...
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Can a bad cam seal cause a p0041 code in a 2001 1.8t engine? There is oil in 2 of the spark plug holes, timing belt is good
Hi there - no, a leaking cam seal will not cause a P0041, but it will cause misfires from shorting between the plug and cylinder head because of the oil leak on the plugs and coil boots. A P0041 code...
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I was told by a Honda Dealer that the axle seals must be replaced in the front. I want to get a second opinion.
The axle seals are pressed into the transaxle case and their purpose is simply to keep the transmission fluid from leaking out of the transmission (and keep dirt and water out of the transmission, too, of course). There is an...
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I have oil dripping from the steering damper all the way back to the transmission
I hear you, tracing oil leaks is hard! I suspect as you do that the leak is at the "nose" or front of the engine (possibly at the front crankshaft seal), and the higher oil pressure at road speed and...
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Oil leakage in front of the engine
Unfortunately, oil leaks in car engines are inevitable given the passage of enough years. It's been said that any rubber product older than six years is basically no good. You got 13 years service so that's pretty good. It is...
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Can failure of a transfer case cause damage to a differential?
Hi there. Based on the mileage of your vehicle, its possible that the seal could have gone out on its own. A dynamic seal (seal on a shaft) will last for up to 80,000 miles on normal conditions, however, this...
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Need help finding the name of the plastic ring that holds the shifter in place
Hi there. The part that you are looking to replace is called a shifter seal and there is also a shifter spacer. The spacer is the plastic ring that hold the shifter in place. The metal shifter seal is the...
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Don't know what peripheral parts are needed to replace torque converter. 2003 Ford Explorer
Hi there - since removing the transmission (or engine - can be done either way), exposes the rear main crankshaft seal, and the input seal to the transmission these are always a good idea for replacement "while you're in there"....
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Smoke from engine and checked with nearby line lube express in petrol station. They said it's a problem with AC compressor bearing.
Hi there. The seal on the compressor to the air conditioning system has a leak and caused the oil and refrigerant to leak out of the compressor. The bearings on the compressor shaft are lubricated with the oil in the...
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leaking brake fluid
The first thing to check is to see if you are getting low on brake fluid? The only two possible leaks that it can be where fluid comes out of the brake drum will be brake fluid or rear axle...
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Would a faulty front main bearing seal drop oil pressure to the hydraulic lifters?
Hi there. Lifters will tap if there is no pressure to them causing a gap or if the lifters are out of adjustment. Put on a mechanical oil pressure gauge to the engine and check for oil pressure. If there...

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