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How much does Pinion Seal 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
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty $186 $46.01 $140.00 28% $261.01
2012 Chevrolet Traverse $176 $64.14 $112.00 25% $236.14
2004 Ford Focus $191 $50.54 $140.00 28% $265.54
2012 Nissan Armada $171 $44.64 $126.00 28% $238.14
2007 Ford E-150 $186 $46.01 $140.00 28% $261.01
2003 GMC Savana 1500 $174 $47.87 $126.00 27% $241.37
2014 Nissan Frontier $182 $56.34 $126.00 27% $249.84
2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 $275 $92.66 $182.00 26% $372.16
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $302 $120.50 $182.00 24% $400.00
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 $227 $45.23 $182.00 30% $324.73
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $227 $45.23 $182.00 30% $324.73
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 $227 $44.67 $182.00 30% $324.17
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $233 $51.04 $182.00 29% $330.54
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $228 $46.32 $182.00 29% $325.82
2007 Ford Mustang $186 $46.01 $140.00 28% $261.01
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Pinion Seal Replacement Service

What is the Pinion Seal all about?

In vehicles that have the rear wheels as drive wheels, drive shafts, differentials, and transfer cases are used to transmit power from the engine and transmission to the wheels. In a front-wheel drive setup, CV axles join the transmission directly. However, in rear, all and four-wheel drive setups, that’s not the case. Depending on the make and model you own, you may have a single driveshaft and differential, a front and rear differential (in the case of all-wheel drive) or some other setup.

In these systems, driveshafts are used to transmit movement/power from the transmission to one or more differentials. While they’re all different, they do have a few similarities. Each differential will have a pinion shaft – a short shaft that attaches to the pinion gear inside the differential and terminates in a flange. The pinion shaft attaches to the driveshaft.

Each pinion shaft will have a pinion seal, which is used to ensure that fluid does not leak out of the differential past the pinion shaft. Depending on the setup, you may have a rear pinion shaft, or a front and rear pinion shaft.

Keep in mind:

  • The rubber pinion seal will wear and eventually need to be replaced.
  • Pinion leaks should be inspected at each service interval.
  • Low fluid in the differential can damage gears.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is lifted and supported on jack stands and the drive shaft is removed
  • The defective pinion seal is removed
  • The new pinion seal is installed
  • The drive shaft is installed and the vehicle is removed from jack stands
  • The vehicle is started and checked for steering operation

Our recommendation:

Whether you have a four-wheel, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle, it’s vital that you keep your differential in good working order, and that means maintaining the right fluid level. As the fluid level drops, gears wear and friction increases. We highly recommend having any pinion leaks inspected by our expert mechanics as soon as possible.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Pinion Seal?

  • Fluid leaking at the pinion shaft
  • Low fluid in the differential
  • Differential whining during operation (a sign of low fluid and/or damage)

How important is this service?

Without an operational differential, your vehicle can’t be driven; therefore, it’s vital that you maintain the right fluid level. Any leak can quickly drop the fluid to unsafe levels, and serious pinion leaks can cause problems very quickly. Have your vehicle serviced by our expert mechanics, who will keep an eye on your entire vehicle during regular maintenance and diagnose any differential fluid leaks.

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Number of Reviews

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Andrew

13 years of experience
43 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Andrew was fantastic. He arrived 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment which was a pleasant surprise. Andrew, was respectful, professional and took the time not only to ask what I thought could be the problem with the vehicle but then thoroughly described what he had done to repair the issue. He showed the damaged part to me and prior to leaving, cleaned up the area where he worked to leave it better than what it was when he arrived. These are the kind of professionals you want taking care of your vehicle.
2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - PINION SEAL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Erick

15 years of experience
20 reviews
Erick
15 years of experience
Erick was great. Showed up on time and went right to work. Very knowledgeable and professional. Will gladly book him again.
2008 FORD F-150 - PINION SEAL REPLACEMENT (FRONT) - MCKINNEY, TEXAS

Bruno

25 years of experience
25 reviews
Bruno
25 years of experience
I had my pinion seal replaced on my 2002 Ford F150 by Mr. Bruno. I'm extremely satisfied with his work. He's very knowledgable about his trade and I'm happy I had him as my mechanic. It's was my first time hiring someone from yourmechanic and I couldn't be more grateful. I will always recommend yourmechanic as I will use them again in the future. Thank you so much!!!
2002 FORD F-150 - PINION SEAL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

Breck

16 years of experience
212 reviews
Breck
16 years of experience
Breck was sent as a replacement mechanic for my original morning booking that was a no show. He arrived on time, with all tools and parts needed for the job. Unfortunately, he was unable to get authorization for additional parts and was forced to spend a very long time on the phone to get authorization to update my quote and purchase an additional part for the job. He did not have everything needed at first (he was covering last minute for thr no show), but he got things squared away quickly. He is very bright and professional, and answered all my questions thoroughly. His customer service skills are excellent. Unfortunately the company was horrible. They are very difficult to contact, and I know this because I spent over an hour.on hold with them to get to a representative. Once I got someone, they were helpful. It was December 26th, so I can understand being understaffed, but had this been an urgent repair, I would have been in trouble. Breck made the entire service a pleasure. If only they would stock their mechanics better, he would have completed the job much sooner. He stayed as long as it took to get the job done, and let me take a test drive before I even had to pay! I would only use your mechanic.com ever again because Breck is one of their finest mechanics.
2005 FORD MUSTANG - PINION SEAL REPLACEMENT (FRONT) - STAFFORD, TEXAS

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