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How much does a Differential Fluid Service Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Cortina Differential Fluid Service Replacement is $122 with $27 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1965 Ford CortinaL4-1.6LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$168.75Shop/Dealer Price$192.19 - $240.01
1964 Ford CortinaL4-1.5LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$148.75Shop/Dealer Price$172.21 - $220.04
1965 Ford CortinaL4-1.6LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Front ReplacementEstimate$148.75Shop/Dealer Price$172.21 - $220.04
1968 Ford CortinaL4-1.6LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$148.75Shop/Dealer Price$172.19 - $220.00
1969 Ford CortinaL4-1.6LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$148.75Shop/Dealer Price$172.22 - $220.07
1963 Ford CortinaL4-1.5LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$148.75Shop/Dealer Price$172.21 - $220.04
1965 Ford CortinaL4-1.5LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$153.75Shop/Dealer Price$177.07 - $224.80
1966 Ford CortinaL4-1.5LService typeDifferential Fluid Service - Rear ReplacementEstimate$153.75Shop/Dealer Price$177.44 - $225.46
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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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Binh

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Binh
19 years of experience
Ford F-350 Super Duty V8-6.4L Turbo Diesel - Differential Fluid Service Replacement (Rear) - Georgetown, Texas
Thank Binh for helping me get my truck serviced and back on the road.

Breck

20 years of experience
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Breck
20 years of experience
Ford Mustang V8-4.6L - Differential Fluid Service (Rear Axle Oil Service) - Stafford, Texas
Breck was sent as a replacement mechanic for my original morning booking that was a no show. He arrived on time, with all tools and parts needed for the job. Unfortunately, he was unable to get authorization for additional parts and was forced to spend a very long time on the phone to get authorization to update my quote and purchase an additional part for the job. He did not have everything needed at first (he was covering last minute for thr no show), but he got things squared away quickly. He is very bright and professional, and answered all my questions thoroughly. His customer service skills are excellent. Unfortunately the company was horrible. They are very difficult to contact, and I know this because I spent over an hour.on hold with them to get to a representative. Once I got someone, they were helpful. It was December 26th, so I can understand being understaffed, but had this been an urgent repair, I would have been in trouble. Breck made the entire service a pleasure. If only they would stock their mechanics better, he would have completed the job much sooner. He stayed as long as it took to get the job done, and let me take a test drive before I even had to pay! I would only use your mechanic.com ever again because Breck is one of their finest mechanics.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1449 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Ford Mustang V8-5.0L - Differential Fluid Service Replacement (Rear) - Austin, Texas
Once again very satisfied with Patrick's work. Had my rear differential fluids replaced and no more rear end noise on slow tight turns. As always 2 thumbs up! Thanks Patrick!

Ricardo

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Ricardo
14 years of experience
Ford Crown Victoria V8-4.6L - Differential Fluid Service Replacement (Rear) - Culver City, California
Extremely knowledgeable and did great work on a complicated job.

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