2003 Buick Rendezvous Rear axle seal # 88996609

Tiny
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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2003 Buick Rendezvous 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic

I would like to know if anyone has a seal replacement for the oem seal # 88996609 which is the rear axle seal on the 2003 buick rendezvous awd this seal is very expensive from gm $67.00
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 11:09 AM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you is your model the CX or CXL and what is your engine size in liter.
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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It is a CX with a 3400 3.4L engine I do also have another question is there any other oil I can put in the differential then the Versatrak fluid

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 5:02 PM
Tiny
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Hi Tom

Thanks for getting back with me.

As for the seal - if you are getting it for about $67 I think you are getting a good deal. I looked it up on the following web site and as you see below, it is only about $50.00 but with shipping it ends up being about $66.00.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture1_28.jpg



On our Cost Estimation area we list it as about $84.00 - item number 2 in the pic


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Graphic_7.jpg




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So for the seal, yes it does seem pricy but I think compared to the other areas you are doing fine.

As for the lubricant. I would use what they recommend. Yes it is pricy....very....but you don't want to void any warranties or possible recalls by using a different lubricant.
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Also Tom, one other thing.

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Recalls_29.jpg


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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 6:46 PM

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