How much does a rear transmission seal replacement cost?

I was just told I need to replace my rear transmission seal to get my car back in working order. I want to make sure I’m charged a fair price. How much does a rear transmission seal replacement cost?

Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A rear transmission seal replacement should cost between $600 and $900. Where you live and the type of car you drive will impact the cost of this replacement.
The rear transmission seal—also known as the rear main seal—is between the engine and transmission. It seals your crankshaft and keeps oil from leaking. Oil puddles or smoke from under your car are signs of something wrong with your rear transmission seal.
The main expense for this repair is the cost of labor—the seal itself is relatively inexpensive, costing between $15 and $50, depending on the brand.
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