2002 Jeep Wrangler Repair Question
2002 Jeep Wrangler
2002 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 71000 miles
Help! 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport w/ 71k miles - Just replaced transfer case for $1800 but dude is telling me that my rear differential needs TLC too - Quoted a price of $2700 just for the part and $550 on labor. My question, is it possible that only a component or gear needs replacing as opposed to the entire thing???? I love my car but $1500 is really the most I'm willing to invest at this point and only if it will get me another 2-3 years!
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I do not know your rig........I doubt the goodies in your rear end are REAL SPECIAL (unless you got lockers or stuff like that)
Unless you have somehow destroyed your housing, It looks like the internals could be replaced.
Not much in a Standard type differential : Carrier, Ring and pinion, bearings and shims, seals and oil! (Basics in most).
I have a link that you can investigate for INTERNAL PARTS,...............They are however proud of the ENTIRE ASSEMBLY!
If your housing survived, I would definitely look into another feller to rebuild/ replace the insides.
I'm about to rebuild my 3 speed T-150 Tranny on my '77 CJ 5.............. Everything for the inside is gonna be less than $800!
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