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V8 diff leak: HELP
The smoking hot-exhaust in my V8 got bad enough that I took it to get
fixed. (This is not a job for the likes of me.) It's the right front
differential leaking. It has a bad seal (which may be caused by
something else bad inside -- who knows?) My regular mechanic wouldn't
fix it because you need special automatic transmission tools. He
referred me to an automatic transmission shop that wouldn't fix it
because of the exhaust and AWD driveshafts that have to be removed to
access the transmission and differential. They recommended taking it
to the dealer. (GULP!) My impression from the list is that the
dealer will only replace entire subsytems on this car, not repair
them, and my rear end is tightening up just thinking about the cost.
Does anyone have any recommendations on a shop (including a decent
dealer service department) that will do this kind of work on a V8 in
the area around Boston? I'm in Waltham.
Silver lining: I've now taken it to two places and the repair costs
are still zero.
88 Corvette convertible