2011 dodge charger rear-end replacement

My rear end tires continue to wear on the inside tread got rear end alignment didn't help was told my rear end was damaged n needs to b replaced.
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Unfortunately, replacing a rear end is not a service that yourmechanic.com can provide. A local repair or dealership service facility would be your best choice for this repair.

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If new gears are needed the price can be at least $1,500. Going to the worst-case scenario, if the differential is beyond repair, you`ll need the component to be replaced altogether. You can expect a rear differential replacement to cost up to $4,000.
The truth is that sometimes replacing your rear differential will end up costing more than your car is actually worth. But that doesn`t mean you`re at a total loss. You can still junk a car with broken or faulty parts—and walk away with cash for it.
The Average Cost for a Rear Differential Replacement Is $1,755 to $5,425 Depending on if You Go to the Mechanic or DIY. This price range is based on national averages for all vehicles and does not factor in taxes, fees, or your particular make and model.
When rear differentials fail, it can cause vibration, noises, and fluid leaks. Ultimately, it can impact your vehicle`s handling and acceleration. If you notice any of the above symptoms, it`s crucial that you consult a certified mechanic to diagnose and correct the issue.
While you can drive with a damaged car differential, it is not the safest option. By waiting to complete the repair, other parts of your car may become damaged. This can hurt your car significantly and make a simple repair much more expensive.
If left too long or if the fluid starts to run low, the differential will become noisy and can eventually fail. If that happens, the gears can seize, locking up the rear wheels and potentially causing a lot of damage or even an accident.
When the differential doesn`t perform well, it creates metal-on-metal friction that wears down surfaces. The resulting heat weakens gears and can cause component failure and transmission problems.
A complete rear differential replacement includes replacing the housing, gears, bearings, and seals. The average time it takes a certified mechanic to perform a differential rebuild at a shop is usually three to five hours. A rebuild on a commercial vehicle by someone without prior experience could take much longer.
People are often surprised by how much it costs to keep an older vehicle running, but it is almost always cheaper to repair your car than buy a new one. New cars benefit from modern safety technology like back-up cameras. This might be reason enough for someone to favor buying a new car.
Rear-end Damage Repair Costs

A simple taillight repair can cost less than $100, but your repair could cost up to $10,000, depending on the extent of the damage and the type of car you are driving. In some cases, it`s not worth repairing the car at all, especially when severe structural damage is involved.

In some cases, you may still be able to drive on a broken axle, although we do not recommend it. Your wheels may rotate, but you may find yourself straining to get them to do so. If the axle is damaged or bent, you may find yourself pressing down much harder on your accelerator in an effort to get your vehicle going.
A rear-end collision can also cause engine damage. Modern engines are complex and delicate, and a collision can impact engine performance. For example, the force of the accident can misalign your exhaust system, resulting in damage to other components.
In the case of a rear end, the noise can be a humming sound, a growl, or even a knock. Although any noise is bad, the noise does help in diagnosis. But, making sure what activity is being performed when the noise actually occurs is another piece of the puzzle.
Typically, when the gears wear out – or the bearings fail – the differential will start to howl. You`ll hear something that sounds like a deep whistling sound that goes up and down in pitch as you go faster and slower. Sometimes it`ll go away when you step on the gas.
If there was no differential on the axle, both wheels would revolve at the same speed. Therefore, they would have tendency to cover the same distance as each other, which would result in tendency to go in a straight line. A car with rear wheel drive would push the front wheels, with their tyres skidding helplessly.
Usually, differential fluid is changed after every 30k to 60k miles driven. This is a tough job, so must be handled by an expert technician. Only an experienced mechanic can properly wipe out the old different fluid from your vehicle`s drive-train.
Checking and changing the differential oil in a light truck is actually pretty easy, and it`s only a bit more difficult in a car. In either case, this small procedure can save you a big headache down the road.
Probably the first thing you might notice when a differential isn`t working properly is a loss of handling and control while driving. The vehicle may pull hard to one side or feel “loose” when turning corners. Acceleration may also feel a bit sluggish. These could be signs of wheel alignment problems, as well.
A differential (front- or rear-wheel drive) serves two purposes: to convert the engine`s rotational energy (torque) from one axis (the driveshaft) to another (the rear wheels) and to multiply the engine`s torque while reducing the rotational speed.
Hearing an increase in the level of humming noises or gear grinding is a way of knowing almost for sure that you have a worn out differential. Usually the humming gets louder under acceleration. When this occurs it`s best to check the condition of your differential and replace if it`s in a rough condition.
Frequently, rebuilt engines are superior to even new car engines because better parts are used, or design changes in parts correct problems with the original engine. Rebuilt engines are dependable, reliable and are backed by the engine manufacturers warranty program.
An engine rebuild is known as a process where the finished product is considered brand new from the inside out. All the parts of the engine that display signs of wear are replaced with brand new replacements. The parts that could be replaced include the valves, pistons, bearings, and seals.
Low gears give fast acceleration, high gears give better cruising. A smaller engine will need a lower rear end to give adequate acceleration. A more powerful engine can use a higher rear end to give relaxed cruising and a higher top speed.

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Does the whole steering column need to be replaced in order to replace a fried steering column module?
ANSWER : I would ask the mechanic for the exact part number of the electronic component that he believes has failed. Or, at least have him "name" the part and indicate where in the column assembly the part resides. The steering column is made up of many parts, most of which are separately serviceable. As discussed below, limp mode (reduced power) has many, many causes. Consequently I would also ask the mechanic to explain to you EXACTLY how he arrived at his diagnosis and ALSO have him show you the exact test results, on a diagnostic tool, multi-meter, or scope, that has led him to conclude that the particular "module" has to be replaced. With no evidence and no intelligible confirmation you would be taking a risk.

YourMechanic does offer a reduced power (limp mode) diagnostic. If you request a reduced engine power diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will give you confirmation of the cause of the issue in your case. Typically, a vehicle’s powertrain control module (PCM) will have stored one or more diagnostic trouble codes that will identify the "general area" in which the fault lies in the engine management controls. Although the throttle control system is a common trouble area with reduced power, there are quite a few other components and systems that could come into play and, of course, there is always the possibility of multiple, or "coincident", faults. Here are some of the possibilities that YourMechanic dispatched technicians would consider:

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Any fault/error that will affect drivability function
Any fault/error that will affect vehicle performance
A fault/error in the emissions system
A fault/error in the throttle control system
A fault/error in the transmission control system

If you request the recommended diagnostic the mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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Okay, I have a ’99 Dodge Ram 2500 w/8.0 V10. The timing chain needs to be replaced. Should I replace the gears also?
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I have a 2012 Dodge Charger R/T AWD and I have check engine light issues
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. The long list of potential issues that cause hard-starts and misfires is profound. Without knowing exactly what diagnostic codes the dealership was pulling from the check engine light, it is impossible to narrow down the culprits for you. If you can inform us what the latest codes are, we can have a better idea of what the issues may be. The codes can change just by putting the key in the ignition, as this is when the vehicle starts running self-tests, so scanning it again may bring new information to light. Newer vehicles are so complex when it comes to the electronics that monitor them, that there are several components that may lead to random electrical issues. One thing you should do is run your VIN and see what TSBs (technician service bulletins) are out for your vehicle. This will tell you every single issue the manufacture knows is wrong with the vehicle, and as long as those parts are original, they have to replace them for free. There are TSBs out for your model and year, and some will effect electrical systems. For a second opinion and inspection, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.