Ford Escape Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(4)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(4)

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement Service

How much does a Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Escape Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement is $111 with $16 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2001 Ford EscapeV6-3.0LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$176.03Shop/Dealer Price$199.42 - $244.82
2008 Ford EscapeL4-2.3L HybridService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$293.26Shop/Dealer Price$336.37 - $416.11
2015 Ford EscapeL4-2.5LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$251.10Shop/Dealer Price$282.29 - $324.04
2011 Ford EscapeL4-2.5L HybridService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$303.88Shop/Dealer Price$349.59 - $437.26
2016 Ford EscapeL4-1.6L TurboService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$1005.56Shop/Dealer Price$1225.40 - $1833.02
2011 Ford EscapeL4-2.5LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$313.38Shop/Dealer Price$360.14 - $448.60
2005 Ford EscapeV6-3.0LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$159.53Shop/Dealer Price$182.78 - $228.09
2007 Ford EscapeL4-2.3LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$314.26Shop/Dealer Price$358.91 - $439.81
Show example Ford Escape Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement prices

What is the Front Crankshaft Seal all about?

A number of mechanisms must work together to make your vehicle move forward. One of the most important is the crankshaft, which converts rotary into linear motion; i.e., it transforms the force created by the engine's pistons moving up and down into a force that moves in a circular motion that causes a car’s wheel to turn. Enclosed in what’s called a crankcase—the largest cavity in the engine block, just below the cylinders—the crankshaft must be completely lubricated, essentially submerged in oil, to spin nearly friction-free and do its job properly.

Consequently, there are seals located at either end of the crankshaft that allow it to spin freely and keep engine oil from escaping the engine block, as well as prevent contaminants and other debris from entering and causing damage to the mechanism. Since there are two ends of the crankshaft, there are two types of seals: the front crankshaft seal and the rear crankshaft seal, also known as the front main and rear main seals.

Keep in mind:

  • Loss of oil will eventually cause serious internal engine damage.
  • Inspect the sealing surface of the crankshaft or the crankshaft pulley (depending on the engine design) for damage when replacing the crankshaft seal.
  • Oil degrades rubber components.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is raised and supported on jack stands
  • The crankshaft damper and timing belt is removed
  • The crankshaft seal is removed and a new one installed
  • The timing belt and cover along with crankshaft damper is reinstalled
  • The engine accessory belts are installed and the vehicle is lowered off of the jack stands

Our recommendation:

One of the most important parts of your car, crankshaft seals are typically made from a durable material, such as a synthetic rubber or silicone, designed to handle the extreme pressure and temperatures as well as the caustic chemicals in your engine oil. Because they are exposed to such abuse, main seals are subject to a lot of wear and tear. And whether you are talking a front or rear main seal, replacement is the only cure when one malfunctions.

The good news is that the seals are relatively inexpensive components. The bad news is that neither is easy to replace.

Front seal: The front seal is located behind the main pulley that drives all the belts, which is, of course, always spinning. The main pulley throws any leaking oil out in a big circle. It can get thrown up on the alternator, steering pump, belts, in short anything attached to the front of the engine and cause a real mess and eventually some serious damage. Consequently, it has to be removed along with many of the components attached to the front of the block to replace the front main seal.

Rear seal: The rear crankshaft seal is placed along with the transmission; therefore, the process of replacing it requires the removal of transmission, as well as the clutch and flywheel assembly. This is a very involved job.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Front Crankshaft Seal?

  • Oil leaking from the front crank pulley.
  • Oil dripping from the bottom of the clutch housing, where the block and transmission meet.
  • Clutch slip caused by oil spraying on the clutch.

How important is this service?

Letting either crankshaft seal continue to leak can be detrimental to your vehicle’s continued operation. Besides the maladies caused by driving around with little to no oil flowing in the engine, the faulty seal will be spread oil through the engine bay and undercarriage of your car as you drive, a mess that is difficult to clean up and can be a fire hazard. Replacing is better addressed sooner than later.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(4)

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0

Robert

15 years of experience
1061 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Escape 2003 - Front Crankshaft Seal - Boulder, CO
Really awesome Very straightforward No trouble

Jason

0 years of experience
417 reviews
Jason
0 years of experience
Escape 2008 - Front Crankshaft Seal - Phoenix, AZ
Friendly and efficient service. Would recommend Jason!

Kevin

7 years of experience
27 reviews
Kevin
7 years of experience
Escape 2013 - Battery - Kissimmee, FL
Was very nice & very knowledgeable. Answered any question I had and finished the job in a good timely manner

Kevin

7 years of experience
27 reviews
Kevin
7 years of experience
Escape 2013 - Brake Light Bulb - Kissimmee, FL
Was very nice & very knowledgeable. Answered any question I had and finished the job in a good timely manner

Excellent Rating

(4)

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
Number of Ford Escape Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement services completed
44+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Long Does an Idle Control Valve Last?
Among Among the most important factors in having a smooth running car is a consistent idle speed. Having the incorrect idle speed can lead to a variety of different issues. There are a number of different components that have to...
P0430 OBD-II Trouble Code: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)
P0430 code definition P0430 is a generic diagnostic trouble code that indicates a malfunction within the catalyst system. It may...
B1914 OBD-II Trouble Code: Air Bag Crash Sensors 1 and 2 Circuit Short To Ground
B1914 means there is an issue with one or more of the sensors in the air bag system, likely due to a faulty sensor or defective wiring.

VSA coming on repeatedlyfor several times then off for several weeks then coming on again.

Hello, thank you for writing in. The VSA warning light relates to the vehicle stability control system. It functions with the ABS system to keep the vehicle on the road in difficult driving conditions. There are multiple sensors and systems...

Pressure plate is grinding after clutch installation?

Hello. It sounds to me like something is misaligned, too wide or out of adjustment. The old and new parts should have been compared before you put the new parts into your vehicle to make sure everything lines up. I...

Hi , my car won’t start but my dashboard lights are on and I can roll windows up and down and lock and unlock car door

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com