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How much does Front Crankshaft 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
2009 Volvo S60 $530 $313.53 $215.97 12% $603.78
2009 Jeep Compass $137 $48.82 $87.98 18% $167.07
2005 Toyota Tacoma $184 $39.67 $143.98 21% $233.17
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 $173 $76.87 $95.98 16% $205.87
2005 Lexus IS300 $557 $316.58 $239.97 12% $639.08
2011 Porsche Cayman $202 $33.98 $167.97 22% $259.73

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Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement Service

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

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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.

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Chris

21 years of experience
1832 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Hyundai Santa Fe - Front Crankshaft Seal - Riverside, California
He was knowledgeable, efficient, and great at explaining my options. I felt I could truly trust his opinion and expertise.
Honda Civic - Front Crankshaft Seal - Anaheim, California
Have to say this mechanic is awesome and very professional. He helped me with my car that was sold to me fraudulently and he found the problem. Thank you again Chris for your time and your knowledge.

Harold

31 years of experience
52 reviews
Harold
31 years of experience
GMC Terrain - Front Crankshaft Seal - Jacksonville, Florida
He was the only one who actually solved the issue rather than just continuing to put a bandaid on it, good job.
Buick Century - Front Crankshaft Seal - Orange Park, Florida
Harold was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He worked quickly and answered any questions we had without hesitation. Really good experience overall and will definitely use his services again!

Robert

11 years of experience
88 reviews
Robert
11 years of experience
Buick Encore - Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement - Silver Spring, Maryland
Robert is very skilled in auto repair I left before he completed the job but I have driven the vehicle after I will have more to say still this man showed up ready to work on my vehicle and clearly understand what to do and left he was well into the job I had no problem leaving because I know my vehicle was in good hands hey Robert thanks man much respect

Peter

24 years of experience
324 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
Infiniti FX35 - Front Crankshaft Seal - Van Nuys, California
Peter was great! He is super friendly and knowledgable. He gave an explanation of everything including future repairs that were going to be needed.

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