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Repair Cost-Just Wondering???

I've got a 99' F250 4x that blew the front seal last week (have not seen the truck but one of my guys said that's what happened) and was wondering what a fair cost of repair should be. Mechanic that has it said he could put a "bandaid" repair on it for about $1200 and may be good for six months or a total rebuild for $1900. Couple of my buds that work on diesels (motors only) said that is high. Should I get it towed somewhere else as I don't know **** about doing mechanical work in house. Thanks for the replies.

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front main seal? book time is only showing 2.5 hours labor. never did one though

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front main seal? book time is only showing 2.5 hours labor. never did one though
Thanks. I actually called and told them to hold off if they have not started. I don't brow beat or low ball any profession (mechanic in this case) over money but I don't want to take it up the *** either.

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i paid 465, including all parts 70 for the seal, tow, and labor
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find out exactly what they want to do and the cost of parts/labor seperately
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You could do it yourself for around 200 bucks if you have a set of tools, and this is including the 50 bucks or so for the axle seal tool installer.

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