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I need a new rear end in my '01 Dodge Ram 1500. The Dodge dealership estimated $1600. Another mechanic said they didn't include some parts needed and it would really be more like $2000. He said he could do it for $1400 ($950 for a used rear end from junk yard + labor & oil). But he wants to change it to a ''non positive traction''. He told me the rear end from the junk yard is $950. Another mechanic got a price from a junk yard of $450! Or he could probably fix it for $350, depending on what he finds when he opens it, but even if it needs a new ring and pinion it should be under $500. He also says you don't need a dial indicator to install, and the expensive mechanic says you do. I'm a girl and don't know anything and who to believe. Help!

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    oh, and its a 4WD

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Go too ebay i bet you can find the whole thing for less than 400.00 thats housing axels all in on piece
and takes about3 hours too in stall an a good mech should install it for about 200 or less
if you cant find it on e bay go too junkyards.com

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Hello i will help you.Go to the last guy.this is why.your truck came with a positive traction control. and his price is crazey.as long as the guy for 500 will give you a warranty. for 30 days that is a very good price.700 would even be a fair price.Just make sure who ever does the work.That that hook up the e brake.some people seem to overlook that.

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Hey there.Im a manager at a auto recycling yard.Prices depend on how many miles the rearend has and condition.You yourself can call yard and get a price quote on a used one and even buy it yourself,then have a garage install it.You will cut out the middle man and save some money.There is a metal tag on the rearend that is bolted on with the cover that has your ratio on it.It will be a 3.55,3.92 or a 4.10 ratio.Changing the ring, pinion gears,and carrier is possible but will require new bearings throughtout.I would compare costs/warrantys for both jobs and go will your gut from there.John.

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