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How much does Camshaft Seal Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander $243 $19.07 $223.97 24% $320.07
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $483 $27.02 $455.94 24% $639.77
2010 Volvo XC90 $434 $17.82 $415.94 24% $576.82
2010 Audi A6 Quattro $758 $22.27 $735.90 25% $1011.27
2009 Lexus LX570 $619 $18.66 $599.92 25% $824.91
2009 Audi S6 $238 $21.54 $215.97 23% $311.79

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Camshaft Seal Replacement Service

What is the Camshaft Seal all about?

Like the crankshaft, the camshaft is an essential component of the combustion process that moves your car down the road. Its motion is responsible for instigating valve movement, which regulates the air/fuel mixture that fuels the “big bang.” The camshaft uses lobes (called cams) to push against and open the valves as the camshaft rotates (springs on the valves return them to their closed position) in sync with the pistons. Note: Both valves are closed during compression and combustion so that the combustion chamber is sealed.

The camshaft seal fits between the camshaft and the cylinder head, sealing the camshaft between the top of the head and the valve cover. Like all of an engine’s internal moving parts, the camshaft must be well lubricated, essentially submerged in oil, to do its job properly. Without the camshaft seal, this lubricating oil would leak out of the engine block, befouling the engine bay and putting the engine’s internal components in danger from insufficient lubrication. It also keeps contaminants like dust and dirt from damaging the engine’s internal components.

Keep in mind:

  • Typically, camshaft seals do not need to be replaced unless other components, such as the camshaft, are being replaced.
  • Replace the timing belt when replacing the camshaft seals, and vice versa.
  • A leak from the camshaft seal or valve cover gasket are hard to tell apart if the valve cover gasket is leaking in the same area as the cam seal.

How it's done:

  • The battery is disconnected
  • The camshaft timing belt and gear is removed
  • The camshaft seal is replaced
  • The timing gear and timing belt is reinstalled
  • The battery is reconnected and timing checked and vehicle checked for leaks.

Our recommendation:

One of the most important parts of your car, the camshaft seal is made from a durable material, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and pressures. But if it fails, replacement is the only cure. The good news is that the seal is a relatively inexpensive component, but note that replacing it can be a labor-intensive job.

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

  • Oil leaking from behind the timing cover.
  • The leak will eventually damage the car’s timing belt or cause it to slip, which will in turn throw the entire combustion process off kilter: the engine will run rough, there will be a noticeable loss of power, overheating issues, stalling and backfiring, excess smoke pouring out of the exhaust, and more.

How important is this service?

Loss of oil could cause the engine to seize, and a leak could develop into a potential fire hazard as the mixes with dirt and other contaminants. Replace the camshaft seal sooner than later.

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Number of Reviews

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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Mazda 6 - Camshaft Seal - Arlington, Texas
Keith was really great, thorough, and helpful. He was on time, and quick to solve the problem. As soon as he looked at my car, he was confident in being able to fix it. He showed me exactly what was wrong and explained how he knew how to fix the issues. Very happy with the service, and would recommend to anyone in the area. Thank you again for all your help! I'm a very satisfied customer.
Honda Accord - Camshaft Seal - Fort Worth, Texas
Highly recommended, professional mechanic

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Toyota Tundra - Camshaft Seal - Austin, Texas
Charles is the best mechanic ever! Prompt, expert in his field and honest and I am thankful to have him as my mechanic.
Volvo S60 - Camshaft Seal - Austin, Texas
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Did the job as planed and explained in details. A very good mechanic and I recommend him highly.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Toyota Avalon - Camshaft Seal - Oakland, California
I bought my Avalon on last February 10th. The car is in so clean and mint condition by considering its age. However, I've noticed that the previous owner did not change timing belt and water pump for over 7 years. So at first, I made some quotes with different shops around my town. And obviously, they were asking too much of money on parts and labor to service timing belt and water pump. All of a sudden, I realized that I've serviced my previous car with YourMechanic before. Then, I made a quote, and I decided to make appointment today morning. In my opinion, Joshua is the most professional, friendly, and knowledgeable mechanics I've experienced. He was on time, completed the service way faster than I expected! Since he serviced my vehicle today, I would definitely make another appointment when the service is needed. Glad my Avalon found her doctor today!
Chevrolet Cobalt - Camshaft Seal - Berkeley, California
Joshua was on time and on top of everything. He was professional and got the job done in about an hour, which is impressive since I had my cam shaft seal, engine and cabin air filter all replaced, and my rusty caliper painted. He also made sure that my doors were lubricated. I highly recommend Joshua.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Subaru Forester - Camshaft Seal - Fort Worth, Texas
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.
Honda Civic - Camshaft Seal - Dallas, Texas
He is very kind and knowledgeable,a hard working person.best of all He was on time!!!.

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