Differential Repair & Rebuild


White car driving down the road. Uncle Al's Auto Repair provides differential repair & rebuild services in Gladstone OR and West Linn OR.If you notice a rumbling sound coming from the rear end of your vehicle, it could require a differential repair. The differential or “rear end” is located between the two rear wheels of your automobile and connects to the axle. This mechanism plays a key role in assisting your wheels as they turn, which means you can have big problems if your differential isn’t working correctly.

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Signs Your Vehicle May Require a Differential Rebuild

There are few signs you’ll need to look and listen for, which can indicate if a differential rebuild may be required. Pay attention to the following:

  • A loud clanking noise occurs after moving forward from a sitting position
  • A rumbling or whining sound coming from the rear area of your automobile
  • Symptoms get worse as your vehicle starts to coast in comparison to when your automobile is accelerating

Types of Differential Repair

When your differential goes bad, it needs to be repaired quickly by a professional. Otherwise, it could start to affect other components located on your vehicle like the transmission. Driving with a bad differential will also be unsafe. You may require one of the following repairs after a diagnosis has been completed:

  • Replace the gears for your rear differential
  • Replace the bearings
  • Replace the seals
  • Replace the gaskets

If the gears in your rear differential are completely stripped, the typical recommendation is to install a completely new differential, which is the wisest choice if you have other worn components. You can avoid this by having differential maintenance performed regularly. This includes maintenance tasks such as performing gasket changes or making sure the unit has an adequate amount of fluid.

Experts in Differential Repair & Rebuild

When your vehicle requires a differential repair, Uncle Al’s Auto Repair will provide you with top-notch service. We are always happy to answer questions you may have about your vehicle’s rear differential and invite you to give us a call or stop by our shop. We can provide you with the diagnosis and service you require after speaking with us about the options available for your specific make and model.

Expert All Wheel Drive Transmission Mechanics

Because your all-wheel drive transmission is an extremely complex mechanical component, it’s important to find a talented mechanic. Here at Uncle Al’s Auto Repair, we specialize in all things to do with transmissions. When it comes time to have your all-wheel transmission repaired, or your transmission serviced, our experience and diagnostic training makes Uncle Al’s Auto Repair the top choice for all-wheel transmission repair in the Vancouver, and surrounding areas. Our shop works on all models of vehicles, both foreign and domestic. We happily offer all of our services at a competitive rate and only provide the best in quality vehicle care and maintenance services. Customer service and safety are our top priorities.

Differential Repair & Rebuild In Gladstone OR and Oregon City OR

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