The front main crankshaft seal is designed to seal the crank shaft and engine block. Your vehicles crankshaft is designed to transfer the movement created by the pistons. At the back of the engine the crankshaft transmits power to the transmission and ultimately the wheels, allow your vehicle to move. At the front of the engine, the crankshaft protrudes from the engine block and is attached to a harmonic balancer. This dampens internal engine vibrations and also servers as the main pulley. The main pulley drives all over belt driven accessories, such as the alternator and power steering pump.
Overtime, it is possible for the front main crankshaft seal to break down. When this happens, your engine will begin to leak oil. This will result in additional wear on engine components. It can also result in oil accumulating of other other components under the hood, and damaging them.
How much will it cost?
The typical cost for the testing and replacement is between $180-$520 for parts and labor.
The cost depends on your specific make, model and year. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.
Here is what is included:
- Inspection of front main seal
- Replacement if necessary
- Inspection of related components.
How it works
Request a service:
Get a quote online or set-up a time to have your vehicle looked at.
Choose your service time:
Pick time slots that work for you, easily, online. We will confirm appointments and send reminders.
Get your vehicle repaired:
No waiting at the shop. Our mechanics bring everything that is needed to you. All you have to do is provided a safe area for the work to be performed.
What what need from you
A safe place to work on your vehicle:
No working on the side of busy roads, No working on unstable or steep surfaces. We do not perform repairs during severe weather.
Authorization from a property owner or management.
If you rent please ensure work can be performed where your vehicle is. If your repair work is being done in a parking lot or at your place of employment, please ensure you have permission to have work performed. We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.