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How do you replace the crank shaft in a front wheel drive car?


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2014-04-18 08:26:19
2014-04-18 08:26:19

Remove the entire engine, strip it down to pretty well the block and start all over.

Replacing the crank shaft in any internal combustion is pretty much the same. It entails removing the engine, having machine work done on it, new bearings on the connecting rods, etc. It's not a job for a DIYer unless you have a lot of time and a good working knowledge of engines. The tolerances and very tight and specific.

The cylinders may need to be rehoned or even cut and opened up, new pistons and rings installed etc. It is not for the faint at heart!


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its on the front off the engine you must remove timing belt to replace it

Perhaps something in your front differential is not right and it is spinning your front drive shaft, instead of vice versa.

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.

there is no drive shaft it's front wheel drive

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My first thought is that the wheel bearing is failing....replace it soon! The other idea is the front half shaft CV Joint is failing. ( the front wheel shaft on the side the noise comes from)

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in front of the motor by the transmission

it sould be on the left side of the motor if your looking at the car on the side of the block under the manifold drive safe

On Drive side It's On the bellhousing

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