Thanks SR: We do have a state inspection & I passed it in October (has to do with air quality) So I am good for two more years. The "Durango rust" is in the front doors. Many Durango's get it! It starts at the bottom of the front doors & works it's way up the car door. I am good to the point that I am not getting water & air in the gap. But if I could just stop it I would be happy . My wife used my car at times & there are a few dents LOL One does belong to me but the body is in good shape besides these few dents.
I got quoted $1,600 for the axles installed but he always comes in lower then his quotes by a fair margin.
Here is a funny thing: I had to take my car to a new station for an oil change because I was working out of town......I walk under my Durango & say to myself "look at all the rust & dirt under my car"........about a minute later the mechanic walks up to me & said.....wow this has to be the cleanest truck I have seen with this amount miles & years on it Shows you what I know LOL
He keeps telling me the lines on the brakes look good & they are mostly covered....I just worry about these things
Thanks again for your help!
Oh maybe I should have asked if we were talking about front or rear axles before I shot off my prices. I think that might be part of the huge discrepancy there. Sorry, the math still applies just with different numbers.
You know there are things that can be done to slow the rust down. The best, but most costly option would be to have a body shop actually repair or replace the rusted sections of the doors. But there are spray paints on the market now such as, Permatex 81849 Rust Treatment, there are many other brands, you can find them at the hardware store or auto supply. It goes on just like spray paint but it actually destroys the rust and converts it into a hard paintable and sandable coating. It's not a cure all and unless you top coat it with paint that will match the Durango's paint, it'll be flat black when dry. And unless you take the door apart you'll only be treating what you can see, which means it won't stop the rust but it will slow it down.
I'll be looking forward to hearing what you find out next, and what your final decision is on the truck.
Rear axles...as far as the rust........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0YFJvWmoes LOL thanks again