Originally Posted by wahala
I am changing the ring and pinon in my 2002 TJ (35 rear, 30 front). I don't have the time to do this work my self, and found a local mechanic who is asking about $440 per axle for labor, is that a reasonable price?
Thanks in advance
Make some calls around in the range you are willing to travel. Unless you want to just depress yourself.
Here in Iowa I have a shop which does ring/pinion change with axle in car for $220. I did it with them and I'm very pleased with results. But shipping axle from Colorado and back would probably kill the deal.
Plus define "labor" - does it cover only workmanship or install kit too? I've seen some shops that charge you only for r&p and labor - which forces you to look a little bit differently on their prices.
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