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2012 Cadillac SRX...about to hit 1000,000 miles. service…

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2012 Cadillac SRX...about to hit 1000,000 miles. service real axle warning comes and goes. The dealership recommends a new real differential. It was my first dealership experience. $311.00 to change out my front headlamps. Is $4000 plus a true cost to do this type of work?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your SRX yourself? What have you tried so far?

Lol..I tried ignoring it to no avail. I am currently asking friends for good mechanic recommendations.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The car has close to 100,000 miles on it.

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Randall C
Randall C, ASE Master Tech
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Hello, I am Randall I would NOT just commit to $4000 and a new differential. One thing, they are not cheap but I did an estimate on my end using book times etc and only come up with around $2200. Second? you want the trouble codes the message set. The shop should give them to you if you ask as it may not be a differential change at all. It could be the filter or fluid level etc. try to get the trouble codes. Lastly? I would get a second opinion , Most any shop can scan for the trouble codes and and least tell you what direction to go as may not be the differential at all

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