Re: Driveshaft/U joints replacement cost
Just got my Jeep back. I now have a brand new Jasper rear differential that's the most quiet my rear diff has EVER been. So far so good. Knocking noise is gone. 3 years/100k mile warranty.
They also put in the custom driveshaft since he said the joints look a little dry. But the second I hit the highway at 55mph and up on the way home it had a vibration. I turned around and had them put the old one back on. No noise, no vibrating. Ended up sending it back to the people who made it and claimed I didn't want something they can't seem to balance correctly. And for $800, I might as well get the OEM one. So that saved me $800. Plus, I'm unsure I even needed a new driveshaft.
Grand total....................$3,400!!! I'm sure I got ripped off.
My bearings were torn up. The mechanic said the only thing he can think of is that the diff case was warped from the factory. I had parts thrown at it at 25k on warrantly, so this makes sense that I had to get a new diff at 55k. No way my dealer will recognize my complaint so I won't bother fighting with them over it.
I can't help but feel like I overpaid for this thing though. I know I could have picked up a used rear diff. but I definitely wanted something new and warrantied. Still, $3,400 is a bit much.
2006 4.7L Limited Quadra-Drive II
17" Black Mamba MR1X Wheels on 255/70 Revo 2's
2" Rough Country Lift/Level
K&N Intake -> Ported TB -> Flowmaster 50