EXPLORER VS. SEAFOAM

  • Tiny
  • FORDsoldier
  • 2002 Ford Explorer
  • 6 CYL
  • 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?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 7:54 AM

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  • Tiny
  • cup1981
  • Expert
  • 137 posts

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.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 11:17 AM
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  • Wrenchtech
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The seal is $14 from the dealer and the labor is 1.4 hours so it's under a $200 job.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 AT 12:24 PM

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