Beverly, usually the seal is located behind the timing cover. The hard part is getting to the crank seal. Once you do...pry it out with a screwdriver. Grease the new one and install it over the crank with a socket that matches the diameter of the new seal and pound it in the groove. . John In Montana
It is on the front of the crank shaft. It seals the oil at the crank pulley.
Pull the balancer then the seal. NOT EASY
AnswerCheck the crank pully bolt. If it has come loose you will have a leak.The crank pully bolt does not have anything to do with the crank shaft seal leak. Thebolt is independent of the seal. To replace seal remove crank shaft pully and you will have access to crank shaft seal, pull out & replace seal.
YES ON ANY VECHICLE THE CRANK SHAFT SEAL CAN FAIL WITHOUT WARNING.
there should be an oil slinger on crank .this is to sling most of the oil away from the seal. is this installed facing the correct way. is the crank shaft damaged at all. you can buy what is called a speedy sleeve.this is a sleeve made to be installed on shaft and repair scratches and dings in shaft these are bought as a pair with a seal to match it. go to a seal and bearing shop to get the correct one other than that the only other reason seals keep going out is a bent shaft or really bad bearings
I believe it's called a trans-axle output shaft seal. Could also be the front differential pinion seal.
The rear chankshaft seal is on the back end of the engine above the pan and at the rear of the crankshaft.
There is a seal to seal the pan to the block. This seal goes out mostly do to lack of oil changes. Change oil then add a stop seal leak additive that closes off the leak with no harm to the engine. It works!
No a rear main seal is the rear seal on the crank shaft of the engine. That portion of the engine is wear the crank shaft connects to the clutch and pressure plate (manual transmission) or where it connects to the torque convertor automatic transmission.
Any torque converter repair whether it be a seal or whatever must be made with the transmission out of the vehicle and the torque converter pulled off the front shaft to gain access to the seal.
Front seal: remove engine or transmission and replace the seal. Rear seal, remove the drive shaft to replace the seal. Unfortunately, you typically only have problems with the front seal.
The rear main oil seal would be the bigger repair job on most engines.
The drive shaft does not leak. It is either the pinion seal or the trans. seal. Either one, the drive shaft has to be removed. The rear seal should be done at a garage, but you could do the front.
The oil seal is at the back of engine around the end journal of the crank shaft. BIG JOB
Check your flame trap first for a clogged trap.
Once you get to the seal it is an easy repair. Problem is you must remove the drive shaft, 4x4 differential, and transmission to get to the seal. Not an easy repair.
if leaking out small hole in middle of front driveshaft yoke, check o-ring in cup on output shaft. have to remove extension housing.
The rear main is on the end of the crank shaft. The transmission and flywheel have to be removed to service.
Axle shaft seal.Axle shaft seal.
The easiest way to do it is remove the transmission and flywheel, Pry old seal out and off of the crank shaft. Then drive the new seal in, and put it all back together.
If it's the "front seal", meaning the seal on the input shaft, you'll have to separate the engine and trans. Pull one or both to get to the seal.
You probably need to replace the crankshaft seal