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Old 06 Feb 2010, 01:16 am
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Default How Much Am I Looking At For A Shop To Replace My Front Crankshaft Oil Seal?

1990 Honda Civic, 1.5 liter, a little oil is dripping down on the driver side by the crank pulley. Replaced valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket and its still leaking. Doesn't leak a lot, but definitely enough to leave stains on driveway.

I know this will have to be fixed sometime so I am wondering how much you think. I think thats the only place where its leaking from... but its something in that area. The rear seals by the transmission are fine I believe, the only oil spots are those right by the pulleys. And I believe that is by the front crank seal.

How much you think? Thanks.
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 01:31 am
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Not sure you can call a doctor and ask them. Good luck fixing your crank.
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 01:46 am
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Why does it have to be done at a shop? Shops are a lot more expensive. A backyard mechanic can probably do it for about $400.
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 02:01 am
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The seal itself is only a couple of dollars. The labor to replace it depends on what area you live in, which determines the hourly rate. I would seriously consider changing the timing belt, water pump, tensioner, and cam seal as well since they'll be very accessible while the cover is off. The labor to do the whole job is anywhere from around 3-7 hours depending upon how experienced the tech is and how much that particular shop charges. If it's leaking from behind the t-belt cover it could be the cam, crank, or oil pump seal. Without taking the cover off it will be near impossible to tell. That is of course the valve cover and oil pan gasket were installed correctly and silicon was applied in the right places when they were replaced. good luck and hope this helps.
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