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does anyone know how much it would cost to have a dealer replace the front differential seals and axle u joints on my 97 ranger? 4.0L 4x4. 5 speed. thanks. would do it myself but don't have the time.
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Pick up a phone and call the dealership?
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thanks captain obvious. i know some people in here and other forums have had this done or worked in a dealership...yes i will call my local one to get a price eventually but i just started my new job so i was looking for a ball park estimate so i know what i need to save.
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Pick up a phone and call the dealership?
Seems to me like that would be the best option.
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ok well, i'm getting more help in the other forum where there are some actual ford trained techs. so i'm going to let this thread drop.
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If you mean only the outer ujoints and seals, it should not be too bad. Can be a PITA dealing with rust, but I did my friends in about an hour per side with nasty rust.
As for the two u joints on the pass side shaft, the inner can be a BIG PITA. Gotta take apart the diff but some have torched out the old ujoint and saved that effort.

You have the right idea though, if you do the inner pass side u joint you might as well do all the seals and u joints, especially if paying someone.

There, took about 3 min of my life but much better than stating hte obvious and blowing you off......

Next time if you want a long and drawn out response, try posting some useless gossip or kid stuff and you will be sure to get plenty of answers.....how dare you use this forum for technical stuff!
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ok well, i'm getting more help in the other forum where there are some actual ford trained techs. so i'm going to let this thread drop.
not exactly the best way to ask for help..but sure...why not
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If you would have asked for some detailed help, or perhaps what kind of work is involved, maybe someone could have helped more.

Every dealer is probably going to vary a little bit, that is why it is best to call your local dealer if that is who you're using. It would take the same amount of time to call the dealer as it did to ask a bunch of guys on a forum what that dealer might charge.

I wasn't intending to be an ***, it just seems ***-backwards to ask a forum what your dealer would charge. That's all. Good luck.

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well, thanks to anyone who really helped, i will give my 2 local dealers a call tomorrow, to see what they charge. and post back. i cant send it to them for the repairs anyways until my moms vacation, seeing as i'll need her car to get back and forth to work while they have mine.
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1997 Ford Truck Ranger 4WD V6-245 4.0L VIN X SFI
Vehicle Level Transmission and Drivetrain Drive Axles, Bearings and Joints Axle Shaft Assembly Axle Shaft Parts Information
Parts Information
Part OEM Part Price
Axle Shaft
Front Axle
Outer Axle Shaft
2 - Right F57Z3219A $577.53
Contact dealer for most current part and price information.
2 - Left F57Z3220A $455.00
Contact dealer for most current part and price information.
Inner Axle Shaft
4 - 3.27 Ratio FOTZ3A466A $504.45
Contact dealer for most current part and price information.
4 - 3.73 Ratio FOTZ3A466A $504.45
Contact dealer for most current part and price information.
4 - 4.10 Ratio F37Z3A466A $439.60
Contact dealer for most current part and price information.
Rear Axle
Axle Shafts
7.5" Ring Gear
4 - Right Side F37Z4234A $217.78
4 - Left Side F37Z4234B $239.58
8.8" Ring Gear
4 - Right Side F37Z4234A $217.78
4 - Left Side F37Z4234B $239.58

Labor Skill
Level Mfg.
Warranty Standard
Axle Shaft
Replace
Front Axle
Outer Axle Shaft
One Side B 1.0 1.4
Both Sides B 1.6 2.2
NOTE
To Replace Axle Joints, Add
One B 0.3 0.5
Both B 0.6 0.9
Rear Axle
One Side B 0.8 1.0
Both Sides B 0.9 1.3
straight from alldata

labor for the u-joints is 3.1 hrs
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well i stopped at ford today. total estimate, for the ujoints, axle seals and labor was $500. he said the labor would probly be a bit more though because of all the rust makes it difficult and more time consuming. which is exactly why i'm not doing this repair myself. i'd rather drop the tranny again....
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