FRONT CRANKSHAFT SEAL
Front Crankshaft Seal : A front crankshaft seal is located on the front of the engine designed to seal the engine oil within the moving crankshaft. The front crankshaft seal is typically a lip seal designed to use the engine pressure to keep the seal tight up against the crankshaft to eliminate engine oil from escaping. Front crankshaft seals are necessary on all engines since the front of the crankshaft is used to turn pulleys for the timing belt, alternator, alternator, ac compressor, power steering pump and or other accessories required my the specific automotive manufacturer.
When a front crankshaft seal is worn, oil will escape from this part of the engine. Noticeable engine oil will surround the sealing surface and can lead to other part failures, electrical failures, timing belt failure or even engine failure if the engine completely runs out of oil. When the front crankshaft seal fails, you may smell oil burning or notice an oil puddle after parking the vehicle. Guy’s Automotive can diagnose and repair all types of oil leaks including the front crankshaft seal. Contact Guy’s Automotive today and get an appointment to have your oil leaks diagnosed and repaired by Tampa’s best auto repair shop.