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03-05-04, 08:40 AM   #1  
F150 rear end

My rear end has gone out on my truck, my question pertains to, ease of repair and cost. The truck is a 1990 F150 3.0 liter straight six, with 180,000 miles on it. The engine runs great so I want to have this repaired. Should I repair the rear end, ie: replace the gears in the rear end or should I just replace the whole rear end.

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03-05-04, 08:57 AM   #2  
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If your not experienced in setting up a rear gear set your better off replacing with used or.......

There some shops that specialize in rear ends, you could save $ by you doing the R&R and let them do the rebuild.

If you get used you must get the same ratio especially if its a 4x4. Fords do have a tag on them with the ratio on it.

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03-05-04, 09:09 AM   #3  
The gears are about $200 but should be installed by a pro
Labor can be $400+-
Call up some local shops for an estimate
The rear axle assembly (from the factory with the gears installed) can be bought for about $700 and can be a DIY
Oh wait, I assume this is an 8.8 rear end
If it's a 7.5 replace the whole thing with an 8.8
If it's a 9" the prices will be higher

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