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Old 07-16-2010, 10:54 PM
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Default 2006 H3 Front differential rebuild cost???

How much should it cost to rebuild the front differential on a 2006 H3? It was in for service a few weeks ago (shop to remain nameless at this time), and on a trip from Phoenix to San Diego on the 8 (um, yeah it was hot!) the truck broke down and had to be towed to the dealer. Once the H3 was up on the flatbed, we noticed that the inspection/fill plug on the front diff housing was sitting on the skid plate! So the oil puked out and the gears were destroyed. The dealer says it needs to be rebuilt at a tune of $2200 and two weeks. For a front diff rebuild? Really?
Here's the thing, the truck is in San Diego and we're in Phoenix so they kind of have us by the cajones. Is this an accurate quote? Thanks in advance =)
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:37 AM
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Heck you can pick up a complete used front carrier for 4-500 on ebay and have it shipped to the shop and installed for another 4-500.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:29 AM
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I would also see what Brodie over at Ridgedemon.com has... he's come through in a pinch for several people... just my 0.02
Nothing to see here, just a bone stock H3, move along please...
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:00 AM
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Contact the people that did your service see if they will pay the bill. They forgot to put the plug back in. Sue them in small claims court. Check with your insurance company.
Is it still under warranty?
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:12 PM
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I agree with Khrome, the only thing is that you rig will be held up for a while. That's bs, are they replacing the front and rear axles for $2200??
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:04 PM
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For 2200$ you could bet your *** I'd be putting a locker up front and not a stocker.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:56 AM
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Default Front diff


I have a complete front diff for the 06 H3 ...

Do you still need one?

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Old 07-02-2011, 02:41 PM
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Exclamation Need to buy front differential for 2006 H3

Do you still have available? Does anyone?
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:51 PM
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I'm sure it has already been sold. It's been a year.
Gone: Mr.Black 08 H3 Alpha OffRoad, Mr.Orange 08 H3 Alpha, Mr.Blue 08 H3 Alpha OffRoad, Mr."T" 09 H3T Adventure STICK

Current: Mr. Red Roc'T 10 H3T Alpha OffRoad / "BILLY" Goat 10 H3 Alpha OffRoad

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