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That's a tough one. First we don't know if the replacement parts are OE parts or aftermarket. And the labor rate there, probably high. I don't see axle bearings listed in parts, but there should be the SEALS (inner at least) for the axles to renew as well.

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A rear axle rebuild labor figure where I'm at might be in the $300-$500 range.
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
THANKS FOR REPLIES AND INFO.

This is what im sitting with decisions decisions!!!

LABOUR 1 R700.00 us dollars 75.00

RECON CENTRE PORTION 1 R12 500.00 us dollars 1300.00

OIL 1 R190.00 us dollars 25.00

PLEASE NOTE PARTS REPLACED
CROWN WHEEL AND PINION
DIFF BEARINGS, SEAL, COLLAPSABLE
NUT

TOTAL
R15 355.80 us dollars 160.00

round about figures

Thanks again
 

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THANKS FOR REPLIES AND INFO.

This is what im sitting with decisions decisions!!!

LABOUR 1 R700.00 us dollars 75.00

RECON CENTRE PORTION 1 R12 500.00 us dollars 1300.00

OIL 1 R190.00 us dollars 25.00

PLEASE NOTE PARTS REPLACED
CROWN WHEEL AND PINION
DIFF BEARINGS, SEAL, COLLAPSABLE
NUT

TOTAL
R15 355.80 us dollars 160.00

round about figures

Thanks again

worth doing or not?
 

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2003 rear diff worth doing or not?

This is what im sitting with decisions decisions,car has done 200 000Kms - 124274.238 miles !!!

LABOUR 1 R700.00 us dollars 75.00

RECON CENTRE PORTION 1 R12 500.00 us dollars 1300.00

OIL 1 R190.00 us dollars 25.00

PLEASE NOTE PARTS REPLACED
CROWN WHEEL AND PINION
DIFF BEARINGS, SEAL, COLLAPSABLE
NUT

TOTAL
R15 355.80 us dollars 1600.00

round about figures

Thanks again
 

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That's a decision only you can make - what condition is the rest of the vehicle in - 125k miles is not a significant figure.
 

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Sascha,
What's the latest on your repairs? I just blew my diff as well about 3 weeks ago. I have not stripped it out yet but think I may have stripped some gears. Could feel some big chunks of metal in the bottom of the diff through drain plug. BTW, I have the 1999 2.5 v6 4x4. I don't see it mentioned here, but has anyone ever suggested exchanging with diffs from other 4x4's? I have done few searches but on my phone so it's been a bit difficult. Will do a bit more research once back on the PC.
Gary, (Durban)
 

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Gary,
It is very common here in the mountainous side of the States for owners to swap out both the front and rear differential for older solid axle Toyota units. It is a lengthy and complex job that I personally do not think is worth the cost, as it creates a top heavy vehicle with leaf springs, hours of work, the need for changes in the steering linkage, and major front and thrust alignment issues. But, each to his or her own!
 
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