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How much does Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost in East Chicago?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in East Chicago. Our mechanics in East Chicago 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 in East Chicago.

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Jeep Patriot$121$16.41$104.4810%$134.66
2014 Scion tC$161$28.05$132.989%$178.55
2006 Subaru Impreza$697$421.91$275.474%$733.66
2009 Audi A5 Quattro$607$56.12$550.9410%$679.62
2016 Audi allroad$1357$901.33$455.954%$1417.33
2013 Audi S7$565$108.97$455.959%$624.97

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

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.


Recent Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement reviews in East Chicago

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Jason

17 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
17 years of experience
Excellent!

Robert

20 years of experience
1092 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Great mechanic, got here on time

Ben

41 years of experience
1416 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Great job

Chris

15 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
A real Professional, On time ,Completed the job as Quoted . Great Customer Service, Thanks

Juan

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Juan
10 years of experience
experience with Juan good. Will use him again.

David

36 years of experience
195 reviews
David
36 years of experience
Once again, David came through. Did the job well, explained the issue and did not try and up sell me (one thing mechanics seem to do all the time). He also finished BEFORE the estimated time of completion he originally stated. Well done!

Andrew

15 years of experience
506 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
On time, friendly, quick and completed for quoted amount lower than anyone else. 10 out of 10 will recommend.

Keith

26 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
26 years of experience
Highly recommended, professional mechanic

ERIK

14 years of experience
14 reviews
ERIK
14 years of experience
Great

Joel

30 years of experience
76 reviews
Joel
30 years of experience
Was very punctual and professional.

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