Jeep Renegade 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

(51)

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

(51)

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement Service

How much does a Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Jeep Renegade Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement is $121 with $16 for parts and $104 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2018 Jeep RenegadeL4-2.4LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$159.31Shop/Dealer Price$178.52 - $211.38
2018 Jeep RenegadeL4-1.4L TurboService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$161.51Shop/Dealer Price$186.79 - $237.82
2015 Jeep RenegadeL4-2.4LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$137.31Shop/Dealer Price$156.53 - $189.41
Show example Jeep Renegade 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 Jeep mechanics

Real customer reviews from Jeep owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(51)

Rating Summary
50
0
1
0
0
50
0
1
0
0

Oscar

16 years of experience
136 reviews
Oscar
16 years of experience
Jeep Renegade L4-2.4L - Car is not starting - Houston, Texas
Excellent

Stephen

32 years of experience
178 reviews
Stephen
32 years of experience
Jeep Renegade L4-2.4L - Oil Change - Golden, Colorado
Quick and efficient service! He talked ya through the issue and solution and was very easy to work with. 10/10 would recommend him

Ben

41 years of experience
1410 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Jeep Renegade L4-2.4L - Check Engine Light is on - Houston, Texas
Couldn't ask for a better mechanic. If I could rate him 10 stars or more I would. Truly, he's the best!

Glen

22 years of experience
35 reviews
Glen
22 years of experience
Jeep Renegade L4-2.4L - Oil Change - North Las Vegas, Nevada
Prompt. Fast. Friendly. Have recommendations of what services is needed next.

Excellent Rating

(51)

Rating Summary
50
0
1
0
0
50
0
1
0
0
Number of Jeep Renegade services completed
561+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Jeep MECHANICS
1300+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

The Top 10 Car Failures in Top Gear History
Top Gear Season 23 premieres on Monday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET on BBC America. As we come into this new season, there are a few things to celebrate. We usher in a slightly controversial...
P3427 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 4 Deactivation/Intake Valve Control Circuit Low
What What the P3427 code means When starting, and when the vehicle is operating under heavy weight, the engine will operate in V8 mode. But when driving conditions are light, the engine will deactivate 4 of the 8 cylinders, thereby...
How to Replace a Turn Signal Switch
Turn signals are important for your safety and others the road. A faulty switch will be loose or stop returning once completing a turn.

I own a 2006 Cayman S. I brought it into the dealer for some concerns - please help me decide what to do

Hello - tire "speed range ratings" like "N" are for sustained speed at a specified load. If you participate in "track days" or other high-speed driving events, you would be wise to stick with an equivalent "N" rated tire, whether...

Non-ethanol fuel

Hi There, Your truck should run just fine with non-ethanol fuel and in fact may run a bit better with pure non-ethanol fuel. Many of today’s engines are equipped to run on E85 fuel which is a high ethanol content...

2000 Nissan xterra

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