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2007 Toyota 4 Runner possibly in need of new differential…

2007 Toyota 4 Runner possibly...
2007 Toyota 4 Runner possibly in need of new differential carrier bearing.
Told by dealership this model does not have a carrier bearing. I believe this to be wrong.
Do you concur?
If not, can you please advise an approximate price for replacement.
I live in South Texas, below Houston.
Thank you.
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1/23/2018
Todd M
Todd M, ASE Certified Technician
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. Is the vehicle 2WD or 4WD? Also, what is the engine size?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Sorry Todd, can't say other than I believe a V8.

Not a problem. Give me just a moment, please.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Sorry Todd, can't say other than I believe a V8.
Sure.

I understand.

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You are correct. This vehicle does have carrier bearings(also called side bearings). Here, I am attaching the information that you have requested. I have attached the part and labor information for the carrier bearings. Although, the labor information is listed in the differential case labor information. I am thinking that you will be charged for 2-3 hour worth of work for the carrier/side bearings. The labor pricing is listed in hours and depends on the hourly rate of the shop.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Pardon my ignorance, but the difference between the $450.00 and $55.00?

The pricing that you are looking for are the carrier bearings.($55) the differential case is only there because the labor hours for the side bearings are listed on that page. Do not worry about the $450.

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The complete differential case is listed as $450. Not the bearings.

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Thank you for the rating.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Great. Thank you. Tipping still allowed?

I am not sure. If so, that is appreciated. If not, I will catch you the next time.

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Have a great night.

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