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How much does Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement cost in Revere?

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

Front Crankshaft Seal Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Caliber$154$49.52$104.488%$167.77
2008 Kia Magentis$454$16.79$436.9511%$511.29
2015 Volkswagen Touareg$133$28.23$104.489%$146.48
2012 Mercedes-Benz E300$233$14.49$218.4710%$261.74
2014 Acura RDX$654$368.54$284.975%$691.04
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG$242$14.49$227.9711%$272.49

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 Revere

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Chris

20 years of experience
448 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
It’s absolutely a great experience,I really like Chris the mechanic, his on time, knowledgeable, he knows he’s stuffed, he came prepared for the job,and his quick. professionalisms is a big plus for him. I will highly recommended him to anyone. Cool dude!!!!

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.

Jason

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

Jason

32 years of experience
515 reviews
Jason
32 years of experience
Friendly and efficient service. Would recommend Jason!

Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
Joseph was excellent, look forward to working with him again

Bryant

12 years of experience
600 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Very reasonable and honest. Explained all issues and very thorough.

James

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

Matthew

33 years of experience
1222 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Matthew knows his stuff. We've spent more time talking and building rapport than he did to diagnose and fix my problem. I took it to a shop that spent 2 weeks to get my car back tome and did not even diagnose the problem (they said I had a cracked head). Matt open the hood of my car and saw the issue almost immediately and even showed me how bad the issue was. The next appointment took him less than an hour to fix . I even think fixing my leak has also fixed other issues I was having. I highly recommend Matt to be the mechanic to work on your car, if nothing else, at least have him look at your car and see for yourself if he is someone you want to work on your car.

Patrick

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

Claud

8 years of experience
482 reviews
Claud
8 years of experience
he did an excellent job very friendly I definitely recommend him.

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