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I am sending my poor old 1997 7.3 in to the dealer ( Harris Ford ) to have a couple recalls fixed, ( CPS & some cruise control issue. ) I was thinking about having them do a couple other things just because I don't feel like laying on the cold ground & my garage is too fill of junk to work inside. The truck has 208K on it & I have no idea when the E4OD or differentials were serviced. They recommended that I DON'T change the tranny filter, just the fluid for some reason. I have not had any tranny issues so far, but I know the fluid has at least 70K on it. What valid reeason would there be to not change the filter? Also, they want $230 to change the rear diff fluid "because the limited slip lube is expensive" That sounds like a real ripoff to me; is it? Napa additive was like $8.00.

The reason I am finally addressing the recall issue was because the truck started acting up. At first there was a tiny stumble when you first touched the accelerator. So subtle that I wasn't sure it wasn't my imagination. This happened maybe 3 times in a couple months. Then the other day the engine cut out for just a fraction of a second, so fast I didn't get a chance to react or look at the tach. The fuel filter is fresh & I don't have water in the fuel. Yesterday the engine cut out & in two or three times within maybe a second. This time I was able to see the tach jumping all over. I am hoping that this is the CPS. What do ya think?

Any comments or opinions are greatly appreciated.

If anyone can recommend a trustworthy service center in the Seattle area, I would love to find someone to do some maintenance and maybe fix my sagging front end.

Thanks for your time.

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The engine issue sounds like classic CPS. The rear diff oil change cost is steep, probably more due to labor than anything else (there's no drain plug so you have to remove the cover, scrape off the sealant, and reseal and wait for cure). The factory limited slip additive is around the same price. Even with full synthetic gear lube its not that expensive. Cheers!

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Wait till it warms up and do it yourself. The money you save on those outrageous labor charges you can put towards Premium lubricants instead...

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The engine issue sounds like classic CPS. The rear diff oil change cost is steep, probably more due to labor than anything else (there's no drain plug so you have to remove the cover, scrape off the sealant, and reseal and wait for cure). The factory limited slip additive is around the same price. Even with full synthetic gear lube its not that expensive. Cheers!
I agree with Pat...that sounds pretty steep to me too on the rear diff. You could give Rob's Transmission Shop (425-392-5707) in Issaquah a call and see what they would charge for servicing the transmission and rear diff. I have never had any work done there myself but have heard good things from others who have.

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When I did my rear diff, it called for 4 1/2 quarts of 75W-140, which ended up costing about $100 at Advance (5qt x $20/qt).

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$20 a quart? What was it you purchased.

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$20 a quart? What was it you purchased.
That must be some pretty good stuff to pay $20 a quart for it. I put Red Line in my rear diff and I thought $8 a quart was pretty expensive. Now I don't feel so bad.

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Thank for your input, I decided to do it myself.

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