Can you drive with a bad front differential?

They’re what transfers power to the wheels from the transmission (in a front-wheel drive setup) or the differential (in a rear-wheel drive system). If one of your axles is broken, do not drive the car. It’s not safe.

How much does it cost to replace a front differential?

Generally speaking, it should not cost more than $400 to repair most rear or front differentials. Most people pay around $200 to $300 though. This would involve repair work related to adjusting the backlash and replacing the oil seal of a differential.

How long does it take to replace a front differential?

about a 3 hour

How do you replace a front differential?

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How does a front differential work?

The front drive shaft spins at the same speed as the rear drive shaft, transferring torque to the front differential. The front differential then transfers that power to the front wheels by way of the axle shafts.

Is Front Differential same as transmission?

The differential allows this to happen. Two wheel drive vehicles have one axle and four wheel drive vehicles have two. On front wheel drive vehicles the axle/differential assembly is located in the transmission axle assembly (transaxle). It’s part of your transmission service.