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How much does Differential Gasket Replacement cost in Placentia?

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

Differential Gasket Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 GMC Yukon$321$188.30$132.985%$338.80
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac$187$63.93$123.487%$203.68
2006 Dodge Durango$260$108.22$151.987%$280.22
2010 BMW Z4$183$59.18$123.488%$198.93
2008 BMW Z4$183$59.18$123.488%$198.93
2010 Ford Mustang$159$63.93$94.997%$171.43

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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Jerome

24 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
24 years of experience
Best mechanic that I have ever used in my 40 plus years owning cars,prompt,knowledgeable,friendly,takes the time to explain everything in detail so he leaves with you having the utmost confidence in his abilities and the job he performed,I highly recommend Jerome as your mechanic ,as I will only use him for my car care

Scott

34 years of experience
548 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Job completed on time and no issues

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.

Melvin

14 years of experience
158 reviews
Melvin
14 years of experience
Knowledge isn't always knowing, it's getting the information and making you customers comfortable. Excellent mechanic

Luke

16 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
16 years of experience
On time, very professional and well qualified. An effortless experience.

Allen

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

Roger

14 years of experience
52 reviews
Roger
14 years of experience
Roger arrived before the scheduled appointment which was great. He is also a very friendly mechanic and explained in detail any questions I had for him. He was professional and I would recommend him to friends and will likely use his services again!!! Thanks again Roger!!

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.

Andrian

32 years of experience
185 reviews
Andrian
32 years of experience
Excellent service, neat, prompt!! Will be calling again!

David

25 years of experience
180 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David knows cars and followed through on all issues.

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