What is a Rear Axle Assembly?

The rear axle assembly contains the rack and pinion, axle stubs, hubs which assist in distributing torque and movement from the drive shaft to the actual wheels.

How much does a used rear axle cost?

Used Rear Axle Assemblies can range from $150 upwards of $1,500 and this does not include the freight in the event it needs to be shipped.

 

Vehicle Rebuilt/New Recycled Savings
2013 Caddilac Escalade $1927.00 $1000.00 $927.00
2007 Isuzu Ascender $1463.00 $700.00 $763.00
2011 Jeep Liberty $2750.00 $500.00 $2250.00
2008 GMC Canyon $2467.00 $200.00 $2267.00
2010 Mercury Grand Marque $1654.00 $100.00 $1554.00
1998 Dodge Dakota $1588.00 $100.00 $1488.00

 Things to keep in mind when buying

Be sure to verify what all is included in the donor axle. Check the axle tubes to make sure nothing is bent. Verify hubs/brakes are in good shape or not. Normally brakes themselves are not part of an axle, even if they are included. It’s good to verify. Also, verify you need the entire axle or just the “chunk” (The ball in the middle of the assembly in picture above). This is considered the differential or “carrier” to some and can be purchased separately at times and for less money including less shipping. Other times you may have to buy the entire axle and have the chunk removed. Consider also that when replacing a rear axle you may have an opportunity to upgrade your existing one to a different gear ratio or to a limited slip/posi-trac differential.

Installation Tips

Replace lines, brakes, grease differntial. Check rotors/hubs for wear and turn if necessary. In essence provide a full maintenance on things that can be maintenanced and replace necessary items.

Ongoing maintenance

Keep differential greased, brakes inspected.