Originally Posted by jcmstrickers
the labor job is about 6-700 bucks cause you have to remove all of the gears to get to the pinion bearing and then re-shim all of the gears
Not for just a rear axle. $250 is the going typical labor rate to install an entirely new ring & pinion in the rear axle, $300 for the front due to the steering being in the way. And he is just needing a new pinion bearing so if the installer knows what he is doing with shimming it, it will be less labor than a usual R&P gear setup.