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I recently took my all wheel drive 08 Chevy Express G1500 work van to the mechanic and he said I need the front differential reapired/replaced.  From the research I have done so far this is looking like a very pricey repair.  My question is, is it possible to remove the front differential and replace front axle and associated parts with standard front end parts?

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This really sucks!! Mine went out too and the trucks are not the same. The trucks have an 8.25" and the vans have a 7.25" differential. The salvage yards are charging $1800 for a used differential due to them being so rare. Here's what you could do. The chevy blazer s10's and trailblazers have the same internal parts. Buy a used differential, take it apart and install all the parts into your differential.

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