AWD Rear Differential Replacement on 2006 Toyota Matrix

My AWD Matrix was Towed in NYC, and after that there's been a whining sound coming from the Rear, when going 20+mph had a local mechanic checked it out and confirmed it was coming from the rear Differential. the quoted price for parts and labor was $1700. sound fair? please let me know..

by in Brooklyn, NY on February 22, 2011
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1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by , February 22, 2011
Depending on the noise, there was a bulletin related to a rear diff. noise on the rave 4's which required replacing the fluid which was modified from Toyota. This could also relate to your Matrix.
COMMENT by , February 22, 2011
No... took it to another place they changed the oil in the diff. sound was still there... they didn give me a price only refer me to another place... Im about to drive around and try to get another quote for the price...
COMMENT by , March 08, 2011
This same thing happened to me with my Matrix just this past week, but the estimate I got was 2700... where were you in NYC that charged so cheap??