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Unread 04-05-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Rear differential carrier and internal gears replacement

A few days ago, i was driving down the road and heard a very loud and disturbing pop/explosion. turns out it was the my rear differential. So i take apart my rear Dana 35 differential on my 92 wrangler to find pieces of the gears inside the carrier falling out (not good). I see I need new internal gears and get them ordered, it goes to the shop and come to find out that the carrier is also cracked, so at this point the shop that was originally supposed to do the work can no longer do it (long story). Anyways I got the carrier ordered but now need a new shop to do the work. One place quoted me 8hrs at $80 an hour which seems completely ridiculous. My question is what is a reasonable amount of hours needed to do the carrier AND gear replacement?
I know I probably made this way more complicated than it needs to be but I want the whole story out there.

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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:55 AM   #2
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To set up a diff its usually 300 to 400 in labor, done correctly with the right tools its easily 4 hours.
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To set up a diff its usually 300 to 400 in labor, done correctly with the right tools its easily 4 hours.
x2, 4 hours is right for what is essentially going to be a complete diff rebuild.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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x2, 4 hours is right for what is essentially going to be a complete diff rebuild.
I got quoted 3 hours, so that's good
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Unread 04-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #5
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Why not get one from bone yard? Car-part.com?
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Unread 04-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #6
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Getting a housing from a j/y you have no idea what you're getting, it could be worse than what you have. Have chewed up axles, bearings, gears, bent housing...
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