The average cost for a Rear Main Seal Replacement is between $657 and $851. Labor costs are estimated between $633 and $800 while parts are priced between $24 and $51. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Rear Main Seal Replacement Cost for Ford Thunderbird
Rear Main Seal Replacement Estimate (National Average)
Replacement of the rear main seal requires removal of the transmission. Due to this labor intensive job, shops will often suggest having the rear main seal replaced anytime the transmission is removed.
The rear main seal may also be referred to as the "rear crankshaft seal."
When a Ford Thunderbird rear main seal leaks, engine oil will often be found dripping from between the engine and the transmission.