Mechanics

VS. SEAFOAM

2002 Ford Explorer • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 119,000 miles

I have a 4.0 v6 02 explorer I ran seafoam through the oil to clean up deposits and now the seal around the main drive pulley has a serious oil leak

what can I do?
what best guess of repair cost?
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FORDsoldier
March 3, 2011.



Probably what happened was the seafoam cleared the garbage keeping the seal from leaking heavily and it's now able to flow freely.

A crankshaft seal is not very expensive in itself, less than $50. The labor, however, will be pricey. I would venture to say it is booked at about a seven to ten hour job. At an average of about $85 per hour, you are looking at around $600 to $850 in labor, without a labor guide in front of me.

Cup1981
Mar 3, 2011.
The seal is $14 from the dealer and the labor is 1.4 hours so it's under a $200 job.

Wrenchtech
Mar 3, 2011.