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How much does Differential Gasket Replacement cost in Porter?

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

Differential Gasket Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan$279$108.22$170.987%$301.72
2007 Dodge Dakota$260$108.22$151.987%$280.22
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe$296$124.74$170.987%$318.24
2010 BMW 335i$677$59.18$617.4310%$757.93
2006 BMW 325Ci$183$59.18$123.488%$198.93
2006 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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Luke

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

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
excellent experience Patrick is a very good mechanic and is courteous and cleans up afterwards and is just a pleasure to work with. I want to keep him as my only mechanic with Our Mechanic. William Crayton

Mazyar

8 years of experience
464 reviews
Mazyar
8 years of experience
Mark is very professional, very thorough, and a highly skilled mechanic. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a serious professional.

Maxwell

18 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
18 years of experience
I booked Maxwell on line. My granddaughter drives a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport which was given to her by her Grandad with the stipulation that only Grandad would work on it. Well Grandad has health issues so a mechanic needed to be found. Based on reviews we chose Maxwell. Professional, punctual and he did not talk down to my daughter in law as some mechanics will do. I am so very pleased with his work that I will be driving my 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport down to Conroe just to have him do the work, that is over 100 miles but I can see the kids AND get my automotive work done. What particularly impressed me was that Maxwell knew what our Jeep is and did not see it as an older car but rather for the " bullet proof" vehicle that it is. Very knowledgeable and very respectful.....he is our " go to mechanic" Very very please with the reasonable cost also A++++++ experience

Angel

5 years of experience
118 reviews
Angel
5 years of experience
Excellent and professional, thank Mr. Ramirez for a job well done.

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.

Mung

21 years of experience
31 reviews
Mung
21 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 -

Dan

39 years of experience
975 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

Joey

12 years of experience
20 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.

Timmy

10 years of experience
43 reviews
Timmy
10 years of experience
Great job

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