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How much is it to replace a front main seal?
The cost of the front main seal is mostly labor. If you were doing the job yourself the cost of the seal would be between $12.00 and $52.00 from Amazon. If you are having the job done at a repair shop except to pay between $250.00 and $550.00 depending on manufacturer and if the car is front wheel or rear wheel drive.
Where is the front main seal located?
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.
How long does it take to replace a front main seal?
But, to give you an initial but approximate idea, the seal itself, that is the part cost, is typically around $20-$25. On your car, depending on which version of the engine you have (dual cam versus single cam), the labor will probably be in the range of 2 to 3 hours.
How long does it take to replace the front main seal?
What causes a front crankshaft seal to leak?
The seal has to be in constant contact with the housing it seals from. The most common reason for a crankshaft to leak is wear and tear. If your car has already 100,000 miles, then there is a good chance that the seals around your crankshaft are nearing their “due date”.
How do you change a crank seal?
Part 1 of 1: Replacing the front crankshaft seal
- Materials Needed.
- Step 1: Prepare the vehicle.
- Step 2: Remove the accessory drive belts.
- Step 3: Remove the harmonic balancer bolt.
- Step 4: Remove the harmonic balancer unit.
- Step 5: Remove the old crankshaft seal.
- Step 6: Install the new crankshaft seal.
Is it hard to replace crankshaft seal?
This seal can be tricky to replace, especially if it is in a transverse engine, meaning a front wheel drive or all wheel drive mounted engine. On a rear wheel drive vehicle, the seal replacement can be easy or difficult depending on what needs to be removed to take the cover off of the engine.