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  • MrShift@Edmunds 04/06/08 9:14 pm PST

    that doesn't sound right for what I presume is a rear pinion seal? If it is a rear pinion seal, the labor charge sounds way too high.

    Get another opinion (no pun intended). You don't have to drop the axle, just the driveshaft and the brake calipers. Looks like about two hours labor.

  • 0patience 04/07/08 2:39 am PST

    I have to agree with Mr. Shiftright.

    If the rear differential pinion seal is what we're talking about, then the parts involved are;

    pinion seal - around $20
    Pinion crush sleeve - approx $20
    Differential oil SAE 75W-140 High Performance Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192A. Approx $30
    Additive Friction Modifier XL-3 or equivalent meeting Ford specification EST-M2C118A. Approx $15

    Approximately 1.7 - 2.3 hours labor

    As you can see, that isn't even close to what they are quoting you for. I'd have to see a detailed quote to be more specific.

  • motorcycledave 04/20/10 3:12 pm PST

    If it is the pinion seal, all you have to do is remove the drive shaft and pull the seal, which is about 15-30 dollars at local auto parts. there may be different ones for that model, must get numbers off of housing.


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