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What's a fair price range for replacing a rear pinion seal?

On a '96 Ranger Splash, 2wd?

Yes, I know there could be more wrong in there once it's opened up (because I'm not sure yet just why it started leaking) but best case scenario, if it's just the seal that's gone bad, and that's the only thing being replaced, what's a fair price to pay for the job? I'll probably do it myself, but if it wouldn't cost that much to get it done in a shop, I might just pay to have it done.

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around $100
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Thanks, that gives me a good starting point! Though if I can get it done for around that price, I probably won't do it myself :)
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I had the ford dealer do my front pinion for $100. There is a write up on here how to do rear pinions.
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It really depends man. 100 means they aren't taking the gears out and putting in a new crush sleeve, and etc. They are just going to take the driveshaft off, nut off, flange off, and new seal, then reverse. So for that, 100 is fair but it really isn't the best way to do it. The best price I have ever seen for the 100 percent best way to do it was $180 and thats from a member on here or FRF that works at a shop. For a regular place to do all that work and take the gears out and new crush sleeve your looking at atleast acouple hundred if not more. BUT most shops never do it that way and say it doesn't have to be done. I didnt even have mine done the best way because honestly I couldnt afford it, but im just relaying everything I have been told and learned about it. best of luck, Zach.
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I paid $200...I got my pinion seal done as well and my transmission output seal....and they checked my ujoints on my drive shaft for me while it was out.

This was at the dealer. Its been 2 years and hasn't leaked since. The invoice said the seal was $18...so that was probably one hour of labour on each.
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Yeah, the seal itself is quite cheap, under $20 as I recall. Thanks for the info everyone.
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Do it yourself. I actually have to do mine right now and it cost like $8 for the seal from Autozone.:

CLICK ME PLEASE: HOW TO REPLACE PINION SEAL
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Do it yourself. I actually have to do mine right now and it cost like $8 for the seal from Autozone.:

CLICK ME PLEASE: HOW TO REPLACE PINION SEAL
Well, yeah I'd love to, and I'm sure going to try, but I don't know if I'll be able to. There are a few obstacles to me doing it myself...no garage, no lift, and nobody to lend an extra pair of hands if brute force is needed. Basically I'd be doing this myself outside on my (sloping) gravel driveway. If I run into issues with getting the beast taken apart then I'm stuck towing it in to a shop anyway, so I kind of wanted to know what price I'd need to expect. I'm a small female, which unfortunately means that I don't have as much body strength as a guy would when tackling a job like this. I have the will to do it for sure...it's just muscling through it that might be the issue.
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I see! Im sure if you ask around up here, there are plenty of helping hands that would be more than glad to help you get that pinion seal replaced. It should only take like 30 minutes. ask around up here before you take it to a shop.
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Well yes...but there's that whole pride thing involved in having to ask for help just because I'm a girl. It would be less painful to sneak it off to a shop. :D

Oh, and nice link by the way. Good pix.
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lol your money. Shoot I have to ask for help all the time.
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