2004 Buick Rainier Q&A
2004 Buick Rainier Question: front differential
is your friend a technician?? if not, expense guess. have it diaged correctly with a bid. Roy - mastertech6371
It is a royal PITA to change the front differential, because it is bolted to the engine oil pan and the axle shaft goes THROUGH the engine oil pan, plus you have to remove the steering gear and unbolt the front suspension. I was quoted about $2500.00 in labor alone to have a professional repair garage replace the front diff in my 2004 Rainier. I have the service manual, tools, and garage facilities available, so I am doing it myself, it will just take me longer to do it myself rather than have a professional mechanic do it because I only have a small amount of time to work on it each day. - Rich K.
I recently had an oil change and then noticed oil on the garage floor. I took my Rainier (2004 with 115000 miles) back to make sure that everything was tight - and it was. They said that there wa...