2000 Hyundai Elantra Q&A

2000 Hyundai Elantra Question: Engine Leak

I recently had the alternator replaced and was informed that the front engine seal has a leak in it. How extensive is this to repair and approximately how much money am I looking at? -
Answer 1
Can you be more specific as to which front engine seal? Crankshaft or Camshaft? Are they recommending replacing both? These should be replaced along with a timing belt replacement, how long has it been since the timing belt was replaced? -
Comment 1
I had a friend fix the alternator, who works on cars often, and he believes it is the main crankshaft seal in the front. I have not owned the car very long, came to me with these problems, so I do not know when the timing belt was last replaced. -
Comment 2
The timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles. If the belt was to break, engine damage will occur, so if there is any question, it's a good idea to replace the timing belt and all the front seals at the same time. A shop will charge around 3 hours to replace the front crank seal, but I bet your friend is capable of performing this job. -
Comment 3
He could, but I gather its a pretty extensive job, and for that he doesn't have the actual time or the tools necessary. How many more hours labor for the timing belt? -
Comment 4
The approx. 3 hours is for the crank seal, but the timing belt is removed during this repair, so no extra labor, just parts. -
Answer 2
hi u can do the job your self if not it only cost u like 170bucks with u buying the parts -
Answer 3
hope your seal dosent blow out like all the ones ive tried.if leak persists and u find problem please let me know.racecompgt@yahoo.com -
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