2001 Dodge Ram Noisy differential

Tiny
DROCA
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  • 2001 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
Mechanics at Express say I need to replace the bearings in my differential (due to noisy sound). Can I get a new bearing and cup replaced w/o buying a ring? For the differential
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 1:04 PM

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Tiny
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What bearing are they replacing? Pinion bearing? If so, yes you don't need to replace the ring gear. Are they sure it's in the differential and not an axle bearing?
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Express Tires counter guy told me the noise was coming from the differential. I took his word for it. He quoted $800 to $1300 for fix. I asked him if they were doing the work, answer was they were going to send it out. I went to parts store and priced parts--probably could get out of store for $70 on parts (pinion bearings, cup, seals, and keeping the original ring if still usable). I don't know much about replacing gears in differential, but understand gears need to be assembled within tolerances. I don't understand the huge cost? And don't want to be taken to the cleaners. Any advice on average cost in San Diego, or referral is appreciated.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 12:42 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, this sounds like good advice. I appreciate the info very much. Any further info on what needs replacing and what doesn't need replacing to save costs while making the vehicle good to go is what I am attempting.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 12:35 PM

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