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2000 Excursion 4x4. Is it necessary to replace the crush sleeve every time you replace the rear pinion seal? I had my pinion seal replaced 12 months ago at the dealer, now the rear end is making noise. I took it to the dealer because I was in a wheelchair at the time and from what I know the crush sleeve is critical. So I figured it would be done correctly. From what I know if you do not replace the crush sleeve it will mess up the back lash and cause the gears to wear out. They are telling me $2300 to put a ring and pinion in it. They are saying that it is not necessary to replace the crush sleeve. They say the gears are trashed. Oh and this is without removing the diff cover to do a visual inspection. I looked at the truck myself on the lift.