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How much does Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost in Port Orange?

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

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander$967$710.06$256.473%$1000.31
2009 GMC Envoy$717$52.09$664.9310%$804.59
2013 Nissan Murano$154$49.47$104.488%$167.72
2013 Infiniti M56$292$16.83$275.4711%$328.58
2010 Cadillac SRX$412$145.77$265.977%$446.77
2013 Ford Mustang$202$11.53$189.9811%$226.53

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 Port Orange

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Joel

21 years of experience
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Joel
21 years of experience
Came on time,worked fast and got it done great.Would definitely recommend for any job
Quality professional work was completed well within the allotted time. Courteous and professional. Has my highest recommendation.

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Excellent service very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend for personal or fleet service

Sergio

45 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
45 years of experience
Sergio is thorough in his evaluation. Provides explanations of what is needed and gives recommendations along with a timeline for any concerns. I really appreciated his timeliness, efficiency, knowledge and professionalism! Will definitely request him for my next mechanical job. He's a great guy!

Patrick

11 years of experience
159 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Great mechanic and knew what he was doing. Great job!!!!!

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Did a great job very knowledgeable

Attila

19 years of experience
906 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Great guy did great job thank you

Brian

18 years of experience
109 reviews
Brian
18 years of experience
He was punctual and got the job done in a timely manner.

Peter

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

Jonathan

35 years of experience
483 reviews
Jonathan
35 years of experience
Excellent

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