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Fixin' to change the transmission and rear end oils.

This is a discussion on Fixin' to change the transmission and rear end oils. within the RAM 1500 Diesel Maintenance forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; Originally Posted by Bounty Hunter I also recommend analysis on the transmission as it's a complex and expensive component. I wouldn't worry about sending off ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty Hunter View Post
    I also recommend analysis on the transmission as it's a complex and expensive component. I wouldn't worry about sending off the rear diff fluid.

    I'm gonna service my transmission soon and install a PPE pan. Will send off a sample.
    Interesting thought... but I wonder what the difference in cost would be to have the transmission replaced and to have the front or rear dif replaced at a dealer? I bet neither one is cheap and I would bet $ for $ as much more complex and more moving parts as the transmission has its not exorbitantly more costly than what replacing one of the difs.

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    I disagree. I think a transmission would cost a lot more to replace than a differential.

    On another note, I wouldn't be nearly as worried running my diff dirty as I would my transmission fluid.
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    New transmission seems to run around $3700 with 4.5 hours to r&r. Or 12.1 hours plus parts, materials, etc to overhaul. Versus 3.3 hours to replace the rear axle with limited slip is about $1700 definitely much less expensive.

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    Okay, the transmission sample has been sent in. I don't think I'll send in the rear end sample.

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    And after an evening of work it looks like we were successful. I have to really pay attention to notice any difference. It's quite subtle. I can see how the lube scam places can get away with telling you did it when they didn't.

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