Ford Contour Differential/Gear Oil Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Differential / Gear Oil Replacement.
Learn More

$106.37 - $116.37

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Differential / Gear Oil Replacement.
Learn More


Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Estimate for Ford Contour

Ford Contour Differential/Gear Oil Replacement costs $112 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Ford ContourL4-2.0LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$162.78 - $211.23
2000 Ford ContourL4-2.0LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$162.72 - $211.13
1999 Ford ContourL4-2.0LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$162.78 - $211.23
1998 Ford ContourV6-2.5LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$142.75Shop/Dealer Price$167.06 - $214.97
1999 Ford ContourV6-2.5LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$164.46 - $214.17
1996 Ford ContourL4-2.0LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$161.56 - $209.09
2000 Ford ContourV6-2.5LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$159.63 - $205.71
1999 Ford ContourV6-2.5LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$142.75Shop/Dealer Price$166.34 - $213.72
Show example Ford Contour Differential/Gear Oil Replacement prices

Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Service

What is the Differential/Gear Oil all about?

Differential oil is a type of oil. Cars have a gearbox connecting the two axles. This gearbox is responsible for the conversion of engine power and its transmission to the wheels, allowing them to turn at varying speeds. This part of the car is called the differential, and lubrication is needed for it to function properly. Differential fluid, also called differential oil, provides the lubrication and cooling of the car’s differential. The fluid is there to protect the gears’ metal surfaces from friction, and to prevent overheating and burning.

Keep in mind:

  • Some vehicles have a front differential and others have a rear differential.
  • Some vehicles use a synthetic gear oil.

How it's done:

  • Check fluid level.
  • Inspect the rear housing for leaks.
  • Remove the cover (if the differential does not have a drain plug).
  • Install new gasket if needed.
  • Fill with new fluid.

Our recommendation:

Differential oil should be changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. You should aim to have the gear oil changed every 30,000 miles, but it’s a good idea to have a mechanic check the differential oil during regular maintenance services.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Differential/Gear Oil?

Gear oil is contaminated with metal particles or other substances.

How important is this service?

The differential is responsible for transferring the power from the engine to the transmission and the wheels, and for controlling how much power goes to each wheel. Like many aspects of your vehicle, the differential requires oil to act as lubrication. Differential oil allows the differential to move smoothly and consistently, which allows the vehicle to continue sending power to the wheels. If the differential oil is old, it may be contaminated with debris and metal shavings. This contamination will come into constant contact with the differential, which can cause severe long term damage to the differential.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Ford Contour Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

48

Rating Summary
43
3
0
0
2
43
3
0
0
2

Jorge

13 years of experience
23 reviews
Jorge
13 years of experience
Ford Contour - Car is not starting - Kissimmee, Florida
great

Rodric

13 years of experience
348 reviews
Rodric
13 years of experience
Ford Contour - Drive Belt Tensioner - Riverdale, Georgia
.

Chris

25 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
25 years of experience
Ford Contour - Window Motor / Regulator Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Rocklin, California
This is the second Chris has done work on our car and he did another great job.

Wesley

15 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
15 years of experience
Ford Contour - Camshaft Position Sensor - Denver, Colorado
Wesley was friendly and he helped me figure out what the real problem was with my vehicle.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Ford Contour Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

48

Rating Summary
43
3
0
0
2
43
3
0
0
2
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON
Number of Ford Contour services completed
528+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1400+
experts on our platform

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com