Engine Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal on Suzuki Esteem

An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal due to hardening of the rubber seal. There is a revised seal and sleeve available to correct this concern. Our technicians tell us that changing the oil every 3000 miles may help prolong seal life.

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Average mileage: 148,500 (145,000–152,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder
5 model years affected: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002
6 people reported this problem
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2000 Suzuki Esteem - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 152,000 mi,
The brand new serpentine was making more and more squeaking noises. Oil from crankshaft seal leak got on the strap. Got the new seal from the dealer, because the aftermarket one didn't fit. Cleaned the pulleys, got a new strap and it was fixed
1996 Suzuki Esteem - 1.6L 4 Cylinder 145,000 mi,
Been using a lot of oil forever. I just put a quart in every week . Had to get the timing belt/water pump replaced and had the mechanic replace the crankshaft seal.