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How much does Differential Gasket Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford Escape $123 $53.04 $70.00 23% $160.54
2013 Dodge Charger $200 $74.13 $126.00 25% $267.63
2010 Dodge Challenger $186 $60.38 $126.00 26% $253.88
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 $511 $48.96 $462.00 32% $758.46
2006 BMW Z4 $140 $48.96 $91.00 25% $188.71
2003 BMW M5 $140 $48.96 $91.00 25% $188.71
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Differential Gasket Replacement Service

What is the Differential Gasket all about?

Your front differential is the component in your vehicle that converts power from the transmission to the horizontal axis. As is the case with most vehicle components, it requires lubrication, which in this case comes from differential oil. The front of the differential is sealed with either silicone or a gasket to contain the fluid inside, and is bolted in place. If the seal leaks and the fluid is low, you may experience grinding or whining noises from the front and the possibility of differential failure.

Keep in mind:

  • Front differential gasket seal replacement is included as part of regular maintenance if the fluid is being changed.
  • Contamination in the differential fluid comes from debris or metal shavings.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is put on jack stands then front and rear wheels are removed. A drain pan is placed under the front and rear differentials and they are drained of fluid.

  • The defective front differential gasket are replaced following the removal and installation process detailed in the respective service manual. The front differential is then filled.

  • The rear differential cover is then removed. The new gasket is installed and the differential is filled.

  • The tires are reinstalled and the jack stands are removed. The tires are torqued to correct specifications.

  • The vehicle is road tested to ensure proper operation of differentials.

Our recommendation:

The differential gasket is changed when the fluid is replaced. If the seal leaks between maintenance intervals and the fluid runs out, the differential could be damaged, and then your vehicle will be rendered useless. If you suspect or are aware that the differential gasket is leaking, have one of our expert mechanics check it out and replace it if necessary.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Differential Gasket?

  • Puddle of fluid under the motor compartment that looks like motor oil, but smells different
  • Grinding noise from the front when four wheel drive is engaged due to low fluid

How important is this service?

Unless you have a huge fluid leak, you can continue to drive your car for a while. However, like all fluid leaks, this needs to be fixed eventually, so you should have it addressed by one of our expert mechanics at your earliest convenience so that the problem won’t drag on indefinitely.

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Number of Reviews

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Chris

13 years of experience
389 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Great service. Thanks Chris, really appreciated you coming out, assessing the situation and keeping me updated with the ordering of parts. Thanks for the quick turn around with repairs. Hope to see you again but not too soon.
1999 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE - DIFFERENTIAL GASKET REPLACEMENT (REAR) - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Dan

36 years of experience
573 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
dan was on time and did job as per the quote - personable and not reluctant to answer my questions / concerns - cleaned up - this was a first "trial" job for me which left me quite satisfied - will use him again
2000 LINCOLN TOWN CAR - DIFFERENTIAL GASKET REPLACEMENT (REAR) - AUBURN, GEORGIA

Michael

22 years of experience
165 reviews
Michael
22 years of experience
Great guy that's really knowledgable. He's totally willing to take a minute and discuss or think through alternative fixes.
2001 JEEP CHEROKEE - DIFFERENTIAL GASKET REPLACEMENT (REAR) - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Mung

18 years of experience
30 reviews
Mung
18 years of experience
Above and beyond, genuinely nice and is a great mechanic. This man spent several hours just fixing other mechanics mistakes and will teach you what went wrong. Smart great guy- have restored confidence in my Jeep again - Thank You -
2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - DIFFERENTIAL GASKET REPLACEMENT (FRONT) - TULSA, OKLAHOMA

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