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How much does Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost in Missouri City?

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

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Dodge Charger$323$47.85$275.4710%$359.60
2007 Saturn Aura$364$145.77$218.477%$393.02
2016 Chevrolet Camaro$161$18.14$142.4810%$179.39
2011 Acura RL$810$372.81$436.956%$867.31
2009 Mini Cooper$314$28.56$284.9710%$351.06
2016 Porsche 911$1279$34.68$1244.3611%$1442.93

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 Missouri City

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Abdoulie

4 years of experience
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Abdoulie
4 years of experience
Abdoulie was very friendly and professional. I would recommend him to anyone I know for auto repair.

Scott

34 years of experience
546 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
I wasn’t there for the appointment, but i was told he worked hard the whole time and my car is running great now!

James

31 years of experience
684 reviews
James
31 years of experience
Was very professional and is a very good mechanic. Will definitely book again for work to the vehicle.

Sam

15 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Awesome mechanic knows his stuff total pro

Juan

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

Don

22 years of experience
17 reviews
Don
22 years of experience
Was communicative, honest, and got the job done quick. Would definitely recommend him.

Mike

13 years of experience
176 reviews
Mike
13 years of experience
Meet Mike when he came to fix and issue another mechanic did incorrectly. He doesn’t rush the jobs and very friendly. Definitely going to use him again

Joel

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

Jason

17 years of experience
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Jason
17 years of experience
Excellent!

Theodore

16 years of experience
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Theodore
16 years of experience
Theodore was meticulous and thorough...he was professional, on time and pleasant. He had several recommendations that I plan to follow up on soon. He provided me total confidence with his work and his manner. I think I have found my regular mechanic. Thank you.

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