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How much does Differential Gasket Replacement cost in Highland Park?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Highland Park. Our mechanics in Highland Park 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 in Highland Park.

Differential Gasket Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe$378$188.30$189.986%$403.30
2007 Dodge Durango$260$108.22$151.987%$280.22
2014 Dodge Durango$279$108.22$170.987%$301.72
2013 BMW 335i$677$59.18$617.4310%$757.93
2007 BMW 760Li$183$59.18$123.488%$198.93

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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Diego

21 years of experience
564 reviews
Diego
21 years of experience
Outstanding mechanic. I would recomend him anytime.

Joey

12 years of experience
22 reviews
Joey
12 years of experience
Joey was super quick and knowledgeable. Perfect job on my truck. Would highly recommend him to anyone considering using YourMechanic.

Alex

15 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Alex is awesome and knowledgeable! He met all my expectations and then some! I will be using him again on my next repair.

Reyna

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Reyna
15 years of experience
She is the best and most thorough mechanic I have ever worked with. I will only work with her. She is honest and friendly.

Attila

19 years of experience
920 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Got the job done and efficiently

Michael

25 years of experience
199 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Great guy that's really knowledgable. He's totally willing to take a minute and discuss or think through alternative fixes.

Dan

39 years of experience
981 reviews
Dan
39 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

Matthew

11 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
11 years of experience
Matthew was very knowledgable, courteous, and efficient in addressing my issue. He had some time in his day free up so he called to see if he could complete ahead of our scheduled appointment time--great job!!

Doug

34 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
34 years of experience
Awesome experience. Will definitely be using your services again.

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Always very knowledgeable on the repair/maintenance he is performing.

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