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Front seal the front seal on my 94 Taurus SHO is leaking ! Is this something I can fix ? and how hard is it to do and what tools would I need to do the job ?? If I cannot fix it my self is it a costly job ?

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You can do it and it will be messy, but much cheaper than $80/hr at a shop, provided you have the time. Best thing is to get a repair guide at an auto parts store (Chilton or Haynes) and with the text and pictures, you will know what to do, how to do it and what tools are needed.

Good luck. I did one and learned alot about other things going on with my car.

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I only found a front crankshaft seal replacement not the whole crankshaft: Front Crankshaft Seal REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION 1.5L (5E-FE) Engine Tercel NOTE: The front oil seal can be removed from the engine without removing the oil pump.
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  2. Remove the front covers and the timing belt.
  3. Remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket. WARNING
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  5. Tape the end of a flat bladed tool to avoid damaging crankshaft. Pry out the oil seal using the taped end of the tool.
  6. Inspect the oil seal riding surface on the crankshaft for signs of wear or damage. To install:
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  10. Install the sprocket without disturbing the Woodruff key.
  11. Install the timing belt and front covers.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
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