05-22-09, 10:48 PM
I did some search and realize that 04~05 V are known to have bad rear differential. Does new parts on 06 solve the problem?
If the vehicle is out of warranty what might be the cost (parts + labor) to replace it?
05-22-09, 10:51 PM
The 06 is apparently slightly upgraded but can still fail, Most current solution is the DSS/DynoJetMan/Hendrix Axles which significantly reduce wheelhop but its a elatiely new fix so time will tell. Not sure of the cost of an out of warranty diff replacement. $3k-ish??
05-23-09, 08:17 AM
OP, your post occurs right in the middle of what appears to be a major event regarding diff failures; this event is evolving as we speak.
It's not the diff as much as the driver's fault. There ar plenty of cases where the diffs are still running strong afte warranty expires. Like anything on a car it wears out and needs replacing. :)
05-23-09, 09:40 AM
Opps, I don't know there is an "event" going on.
I am just doing my homework before I go ahead to buy a used CTS-V. It looks like the only major concern is rear differential, I would just like to know the cost I will be facing.
05-23-09, 09:54 AM
This is just one thread of several regarding the "event" I was referring to:
Depending on whether or not you do you own labor and buy a used or new diff, this may be your first choice when you evaluate on the basis of cost.
05-23-09, 10:23 AM
Is there any instruction how to DIY? I would be happy to take a look.