When should I rebuild my differential?
If your truck differential needs to be rebuilt, you’ll notice the following red flags.
- Grinding, clunking, or whistling noises.
- Oil leaks from the differential.
- Weak performance.
- Grinding gears.
What is BMW differential?
What is a differential? The differential on your BMW is a gear train device connected to the axle system of your car that allows your car’s wheels to turn at different intervals by splitting the engine’s output to each wheel.
How much does a diff rebuild cost?
Most differential repairs will cost between $200 and $400 to repair. Of course, this depends on the severity of the defect and what parts need to be replaced. For a rebuilt differential, you might need to spend between $400 and $1,000. On the other hand, replacing a differential costs $1,000 to $2,000 on average.
How much does a new differential cost?
If new gears are needed the price can be at least $1,500. Going to the worst-case scenario, if the differential is beyond repair, you’ll need the component to be replaced altogether. You can expect a rear differential replacement to cost up to $4,000.
How much does a new rear differential cost?
The average replacement cost for a whole rear differential is between $1000 and $4000. Luckily, you can just repair it or replace it with a used differential, which will decrease the costs a lot. Most differential repairs will cost between $200 and $400 to repair.
How do I identify my BMW differential?
The numbers you need to identify your diff are on a small metal tag attached to one of the rear cover bolts. The first three numbers will be the ratio (e.g. 3 45 xxx..) , or if the numbers are preceded by an ‘s’ (e.g. S3 45 xxx..) then you have a limited slip diff.
How long does it take to replace BMW differential?
a shop will charge you 3-4 hrs labor max. they can do it in 2hrs. buy a used diff for around $150-$350.