Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Axle CV Shaft Assembly

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Axle CV Shaft Assembly

Common signs include loud clicking noises when turning, grease on the inside edge of the tires, and excessive vibration when driving. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Jeep Patriot $242 $130.25 $112.00 19% $302.25
2013 Chrysler Town & Country $319 $171.92 $147.00 19% $397.67
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 $366 $288.58 $77.00 10% $406.83
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $1471 $1190.74 $280.00 9% $1620.74
2007 Infiniti M35 $313 $243.04 $70.00 10% $350.54
2005 Porsche 911 $1232 $1057.48 $175.00 7% $1326.23
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Axle CV Shaft Assembly?

Axle/Cv shaft assembly

Constant velocity (CV) axles are a drivetrain component commonly found on many modern road-going vehicles. They serve the purpose of transferring power from the vehicle’s transmission and differential to the wheels to drive the vehicle forward. They have a greased flexible joint that allows the axle to flex according to road conditions, with minimal effect on power delivery.

The joint is lubricated with grease and covered by a rubber boot that protects it from dirt and debris. Because the CV axles are the direct link that transfers the power of the engine to the wheels, they are subject to high levels of stress over time and will eventually wear out and require replacement for proper functionality to return. When they do wear out, the CV axles will usually show symptoms to let the driver know they require attention.

1. Loud clicking noises when turning or accelerating

One of the most common and noticeable symptoms of a bad or failing CV axle shaft assembly is an audible clicking noise when turning or accelerating. When CV axles become excessively worn, the constant velocity joints will become loose and click when turning or accelerating. The clicks may become louder or more pronounced during sharper and faster turns and will be heard on the side with the faulty CV shaft. Alongside popping noises, you may also have a hard time steering while making turns and rounding corners.

2. Grease on edge of the tire

Another symptom of a problem with the CV axle shafts is grease on the inside edge of the tire or along the underside of the vehicle. A torn or cracked CV boot will leak grease that ends up tossed around while the axle turns. A leaky boot will eventually lead to CV joint failure, as dirt and debris will get into the boot and damage the joint. Should enough grease leak out, you may notice a growling noise from a lack of lubricant, as well as a steady knocking when driving at low speeds.

3. Excessive vibration while driving

Excessive vibrations while driving is another symptom of a bad CV axle. If a CV joint or axle shaft is damaged in any way that affects its balance while rotating, it will cause the shaft to vibrate excessively while operating the vehicle. The vibrations may oscillate, or become more pronounced as vehicle speed increases. Excessive vibration from failing CV shafts can interfere with handling and ride characteristics, and the overall safety and comfort of the vehicle. Usually, the CV axle will need to be replaced if it is damaged enough to cause vibrations.

CV axles serve as the final link between the engine and the wheels. They serve the important function of transferring the torque from the drivetrain to the vehicle’s wheels in order to move the vehicle. If you suspect that one or more of your CV axle shafts may be having a problem, contact a technician to inspect the vehicle. They will be able to replace the CV axle for you and make any other repairs as needed.

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Genaro

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Genaro
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Quick work, very responsive.
2008 TOYOTA SIENNA - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - PEARLAND, TEXAS

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Brandon arrived at scheduled time with white FedEx like white Cargo Van. He took my car off drive way. Although I trusted him, I was a little concerned his safety while he was working under hydro jack. It took about two hours to replace passenger side half CV shaft. He mentioned it took a little more than his expectation. I asked whether the car need to have wheel alignment and he answered I do not need until replace front tires and no other services is required or needed. I like to have my service with Brandon and Your Mechanics, the entire process is smooth and easy. I saved not only my time and $$. I will use the Your Mechanics again with Brandon.
2007 LEXUS ES350 - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - TUCKER, GEORGIA

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Robert is great. Professional, polite,knowledgeable. He fixed the problem. and said he will be back in a couple of weeks to make sure every thing is running smoothly. I would definitely hire him again and use your excellent service again. What a great idea! So convenient.
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

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Friendly, expedient and professional service; top notch!
2007 MAZDA 3 - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - AUSTIN, TEXAS

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