Aussie Locker Install Difficulty? DIY? Dealer Wants 1k To Install....
I have had this aussie sitting in my garage for over a month and I want to get it installed.
I just got back from our dodge dealership/service center and they want $1000 to install it for me!!! I was told these were cheap and easy, which is why I bought it....
Now there is no way I can afford that...
How hard is it to install these myself? Anything special I would need? Anyone know of a walk threw?
Only "special" tools you will need are a torque wrench and I recommend a 3/16" punch, or a 3/16" drill bit will also work. To get the carrier out I used a ratchet strap looped over my bumper and hooked on the carrier. Popped right out after over an hour of using the pry bar method.
I spend two nights working on it after work and it has been problem free and working great ever since. That was my first time EVER seeing the inside of a differential.
your first mistake was going to the dealer to have work done. Don't do that again!
Hey now, not all dealers are pricey mine is actually very competitive and better priced than most of the repair shops in town. Although this has only happened over the last year because selling cars is not been that good, so they figured they better lower there prices on service to get more business that way, this bad economy isn't bad for everything. That said an aussie install is very easy.
2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
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