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front crankshaft seal blown

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any estimates on cost to replace front crankshaft seal? 97 sunsetter vlx we just bought has a big oil leak that just started about 15 hours after the purchase. ya nice huh

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Might be able to squeek by with a temp fix for a while, but in reality you'll probably have to have the engine pulled. Not a lot of room to work in the VD engine bays, and even if there was, it probably would be a real rough fix without pulling it. Where are you??

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What engine? The front seal is most likely in the timing cover. It shouldn't be that hard to fix. The seal and cover itself should be fairly easy (assuming you have tools to remove the balancer). Getting the oil pan to seal back up would be my only concern.

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The oil pan has to be dropped to pull the front timing cover.....so it's not quite as easy as it may seem. The oil pan gasket lays down in a groove within the bottom of the front cover. I think I might try the speedy sleeve first myself.

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