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Differential Fluid Service Replacement Service

How much does a Differential Fluid Service Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Chevrolet V20 Differential Fluid Service Replacement is $132 with $37 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1987 Chevrolet V20V8-6.2L DieselService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Front ReplacementEstimate$188.87Shop/Dealer Price$217.34 - $280.25
1987 Chevrolet V20L6-4.8LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Front ReplacementEstimate$168.87Shop/Dealer Price$197.36 - $260.28
1987 Chevrolet V20V8-6.2L DieselService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$168.87Shop/Dealer Price$197.36 - $260.28
1987 Chevrolet V20L6-4.8LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$168.87Shop/Dealer Price$197.34 - $260.24
1987 Chevrolet V20V8-5.7LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$168.87Shop/Dealer Price$197.37 - $260.31
1987 Chevrolet V20V8-5.7LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Front ReplacementEstimate$168.87Shop/Dealer Price$197.36 - $260.28
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What is the differential fluid service (rear axle oil service) all about?

The differential is a special gear box located between the drive wheels of your vehicle. It allows the drive wheels to turn at different speeds, as they must when turning a corner. Over time, high operating temperatures can cause the lubricating fluid in the differential to break down, developing a gummy texture that doesn't properly lubricate the gears. Replacing the fluid can help you avoid premature wear on the gears in the differential, and can even help reduce wear on drive-wheel tires.

Keep in mind:

Some vehicles do not have a drain plug. In these vehicles, the differential cover must be removed to drain the fluid. A new gasket is installed and the proper amount of oil is then added.

How it's done:

  • Check the fluid level
  • Drain and fill the fluid
  • Add the correct amount and specification of oil
  • Test drive vehicle and check for leaks

Our recommendation:

You should follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for when to change the differential fluid. Usually this is anywhere between every 15,000 and every 50,000 miles. However, all of the fluids in your vehicle should be checked during regular maintenance services.

What is a common symptom indicating you need a differential fluid service (rear axle oil service)?

  • Car is louder than normal

How important is this service?

When you turn your vehicle one way or the other, the wheels on one side of the car need to move at a different rate than the wheels on the other side of the car. The differential is a special gearbox that allows your wheels to do exactly that. It is located between the drive wheels, and helps the wheels turn at rates independent of one another. Like most parts of your car, the differential needs fluid to act as lubrication. When this fluid isn’t properly serviced, it can become contaminated. Contaminated differential fluid doesn’t work very well as a lubricant, and so your differential won’t be properly lubricated. This puts extra stress on the differential and wheels.

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Shaun
10 years of experience
Chevrolet V20 V8-5.7L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Phoenix, Arizona
He is so professional and he let me know everything I need for my car so it can get done and stay running right I love my mechanic keep up the good job

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11 years of experience
Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT L6-4.2L - Differential Fluid Service (Rear Axle Oil Service) - Fort Washington, Maryland
I found Richard to be both crafty and knowledgeable while servicing my truck, he did an excellent job. Richard also provided me with insight on future repairs to my truck, I would request him again.

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AUDIE
33 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8-5.3L - Differential Fluid Service Replacement (Rear) - Las Vegas, Nevada
Audie is awesome. He arrived on time and does a great job. During the service, he told me that I had a bad differential pinion seal (driveshaft) due to the splatter under the bed. Its great to have an honest and experience mechanic that looks for other issues instead of only doing the service. His recommendation helped me get my truck fixed right. I appreciate his time and professionalism.

Steven

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Chevrolet Camaro V6-3.8L - Differential Fluid Service (Rear Axle Oil Service) - Phoenix, Arizona

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