Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 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

(21)

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

(21)

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement Service

How much does a Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement is $223 with $14 for parts and $209 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$281.96Shop/Dealer Price$344.21 - $407.20
2006 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5L TurboService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$256.96Shop/Dealer Price$324.32 - $391.14
1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$237.96Shop/Dealer Price$300.30 - $363.36
2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5L TurboService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$256.96Shop/Dealer Price$324.17 - $390.89
2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$237.96Shop/Dealer Price$300.39 - $363.51
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5L TurboService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$256.96Shop/Dealer Price$324.31 - $391.12
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5L TurboService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$268.96Shop/Dealer Price$335.49 - $401.69
2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGV8-5.5LService typeFront Crankshaft Seal ReplacementEstimate$248.96Shop/Dealer Price$312.60 - $376.64
Show example Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 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 Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(21)

Rating Summary
20
1
0
0
0
20
1
0
0
0

Robert

31 years of experience
641 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG V8-5.5L - Window is not working - San Jose, California
Great service; if I had taken my Mercedes to the dealer I would of cost double plus I would of had to take time off to drop off/pick up my car.

Bryan

5 years of experience
64 reviews
Bryan
5 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG V8-5.5L Turbo - Battery - Los Angeles, California
Great mechanic..excellent work..will be using him again

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG V8-5.5L Turbo - Coolant Recovery Reservoir - Peoria, Arizona
Peter Pryke did an excellent job! High marks all the way around for him. He was very professional and knowledgeable overall. He totally earned by trust and I will not hesitate to have him work on my E55 AMG again as needed.

Tien

23 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
23 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG V8-5.5L - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Alameda, California
Excellent service

Excellent Rating

(21)

Rating Summary
20
1
0
0
0
20
1
0
0
0
Number of Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG services completed
231+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Flexible Clutch Hose
Common signs include difficulty shifting, low clutch fluid, and feeling no resistance at the clutch pedal.
How Do I Know If My Brakes Need Replacing?
Certain symptoms tell you when to replace car brakes. The Brake Warning Light and squeaky brakes are common signs of worn out brake pads or rotors.
Windshield Laws in Wisconsin
Driving Driving in Wisconsin means you have to follow the rules of the road. In addition to the traffic laws, however, motorists are also required to make sure that their vehicle equipment meets the standards set forth for safety. Below...

When I turn my headlights on my windshield wipers come on and they don't stop. Also the right side headlight get very dim.

Check the ballast resistor for the headlights and see if it has a burned wire or loose connection. If not, then the ballast resistor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/ballast-resistor-replacement) needs replaced for the headlights. A ballast resistor will balance the power to the headlights...

Hi Josh! If I provide the fuel pump kit and filter, how much do you charge for labor?

The labor to replace the fuel pump in the tank would depend on the exact model and labor rates in your area. The labor will be less than 1.5 hours if you supply parts to replace the pump i you...

will a bad catalyst cause my truck to not want to stay on?

If the catalytic converters are broken apart inside the exhaust you will get a rattle in most cases and the loose substrate inside can partly or completely block the exhaust flow and cause loss of power and stalling or no...

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