CHEVY REPLACING THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL

2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Tiny

Wmartin1963

November, 8, 2010 AT 10:20 AM

Transmission problem
2000 Chevy Silverado 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 265, 00 miles

I am looking for information on replacing the rear differential in my dads truck. What is involved and approximate rice if anybody could help with this info I would appreciate it.

Thanks

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6 Answers

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 8, 2010 AT 10:28 AM

If you planning on replacing the entire unit with a used one, it's a few hours labor and moderate difficultly, but if your planning on taking that one apart, I strongly recommend you reconsider because it requires very expensive equipment to set up properly.

Tiny

Wmartin1963

November, 8, 2010 AT 10:44 AM

Thanks for the help, I am planning on replacing the unit with a new or used one. If I can ask this also, do I have to replace the axles and everything back there of just the gear unite of the differential?

Thanks again.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 8, 2010 AT 10:51 AM

No, you want to change to entire unit. Changing any part of it would involve tricky disassembly. You may have to transfer the brakes over.

Tiny

Wmartin1963

November, 8, 2010 AT 11:12 AM

OK, so I have to replace the whole back end, axles and such, what do you mean " transfer the brakes over "?

If I can ask one more question on this. Do you know where I can find an exploded view of this to take a look at?

Thanks again.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 8, 2010 AT 11:16 AM

Your old brakes may be in better shape so you would transfer them to the new axle.

Tiny

Wmartin1963

November, 8, 2010 AT 11:17 AM

Ah, I guess that makes sense.

Thanks for your help.

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