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Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Estimate for Ford Custom

Ford Custom Differential/Gear Oil Replacement costs $111 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1972 Ford CustomV8-5.0LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$162.78 - $211.23
1971 Ford CustomL6-3.9LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$162.72 - $211.13
1967 Ford CustomV8-5.8LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$162.78 - $211.23
1969 Ford CustomV8-6.4LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$142.75Shop/Dealer Price$167.06 - $214.97
1964 Ford CustomV8-4.7LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$164.46 - $214.17
1965 Ford CustomV8-4.3LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$161.56 - $209.09
1969 Ford CustomV8-5.0LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$137.75Shop/Dealer Price$159.63 - $205.71
1965 Ford CustomV8-7.0LService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$142.75Shop/Dealer Price$166.34 - $213.72
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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.

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Joseph

25 years of experience
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Joseph
25 years of experience
Ford Custom - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Richmond, Texas
Joseph showed up early and did a thorough inspection of the vehicle. He was very helpful. Thanks.

Eliud

21 years of experience
40 reviews
Eliud
21 years of experience
Ford Transit-350 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Winder, Georgia
He came 30 min early to appointment. He fixed the van properly. Your mechanic kept to their price quote even though the mechanic took 1-2 hours longer then expected to complete the job!

Lucas

19 years of experience
844 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Ford Mustang - Differential / Gear Oil - Los Angeles, California
Although my first experience with Lucas wad less than satisfactory, I'm glad I gave him another chance. He was able to help me diagnose a separate issue that I believe may have been related to my differential, and was willing to do everything as planned despite the weather. I was very happy with the way things turned out this time and would request him again.

Allen

34 years of experience
442 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Ford E-150 Club Wagon - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Daytona Beach, Florida
Always very knowledgeable on the repair/maintenance he is performing.

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