How much does it cost to replace a differential seal?
The repair costs of the front and rear differentials will fluctuate based upon the repairs that are needed. Sometimes you may only have to adjust the backlash or replace the oil seal of the differential. These are light repair jobs that will cost between $200 to $400, depending on the make and model of your vehicle.
Can you drive with a broken differential?
They’re what transfers power to the wheels from the transmission (in a front-wheel-drive setup) or the differential (in a rear-wheel-drive system). If one of your axles is broken, do not drive the car. It’s not safe. If your axles are failing, you’ll still technically be able to drive your car.
Does Jiffy Lube change differential fluid?
Jiffy Lube® Differential Service Keeps Your Wheels Turning! The Jiffy Lube Differential Service replaces the old, depleted fluid with new, manufacturer-recommended fluid that provides better protection for this important mechanical system.
What happens if you don’t change differential fluid?
Most differentials need a fluid change at about 50,000 miles. If left too long or if the fluid starts to run low, the differential will become noisy and can eventually fail. If that happens, the gears can seize, locking up the rear wheels and potentially causing a lot of damage or even an accident.
What are the symptoms of low differential fluid?
Differential or transmission are whining If the gear oil runs low, or becomes excessively dirty, it can cause the gears to whine or howl as they turn. The whining or howling is caused by lack of lubrication and may increase in volume as vehicle speed increases.