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How much does Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost in Methuen?

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

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 GMC Yukon XL 1500$299$52.09$246.979%$331.59
2014 Toyota Matrix$114$18.87$94.999%$126.37
2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser$224$15.09$208.9710%$251.59
2006 Audi A6 Quattro$384$51.99$332.4610%$428.24
2010 Lincoln MKS$166$61.07$104.487%$179.32
2013 Jaguar XF$706$69.43$636.4310%$789.68

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 Methuen

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Torrieanto

12 years of experience
632 reviews
Torrieanto
12 years of experience
Great guy. Very professional and polite. Got the work done ASAP, and car is running great with no more leaks. Thank you!

Charles

26 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
26 years of experience
Very friendly and professional did a great job

Mazyar

8 years of experience
477 reviews
Mazyar
8 years of experience
Mark was great and work was done quickly and he answer all my questions

Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
I would work recommend Fred to anybody good guy he was on time and did good work I really appreciate it thank you Fred

Paul

23 years of experience
305 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Friendly and efficient and discussed all steps. Really good.

Peter

25 years of experience
524 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Fantastic service. Peter is exceptionally skilled and professional.

Travis

11 years of experience
88 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
I was very pleased with Travis' service today. He was prompt and efficient, and he explained things in an easy-to-understand manner. I have already booked him for additional services, and am pleased to recommend him.

Rohon

48 years of experience
71 reviews
Rohon
48 years of experience
Rohan went above and beyond what was required of his work. He was punctual, professional, cordial, and is the type of person you want around for a bbq or to hang out with. His years of service and knowledge is reflected in the quality of his workmanship. And my go to mechanic from here on.

Scott

36 years of experience
904 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Scott was very professional and did a great job replacing my starter and crankcase seal. Will use him again.

Robert

40 years of experience
31 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
It would be best for Robert to comment on the whole ordeal. I feel that Robert is an asset to your company. I would let him work on my autos any time knowing full well the job would be done right.

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