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How much does a CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Buick Skyhawk CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement is $200 with $105 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1978 Buick SkyhawkV6-3.8LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$506.79Shop/Dealer Price$607.24 - $877.09
1975 Buick SkyhawkV6-3.8LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$448.47Shop/Dealer Price$546.86 - $819.48
1986 Buick SkyhawkL4-1.8L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$405.95Shop/Dealer Price$493.71 - $734.44
1985 Buick SkyhawkL4-2.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$426.40Shop/Dealer Price$509.62 - $721.06
1986 Buick SkyhawkL4-1.8LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$405.95Shop/Dealer Price$493.72 - $734.47
1984 Buick SkyhawkL4-1.8L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$474.36Shop/Dealer Price$569.61 - $817.05
1982 Buick SkyhawkL4-1.8LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$515.78Shop/Dealer Price$619.03 - $890.98
1987 Buick SkyhawkL4-2.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$350.35Shop/Dealer Price$417.29 - $585.83
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What are CV Axles and how do they work?

All front wheel drive and all wheel drive cars use CV axles. “CV” is short for constant velocity. You have your engine and transmission in the car. Which are mounted to the body of the car and cannot move up and down with the suspension. [AB2] Then you have the suspension and wheels on the car, which can go up and down to absorb bumps and on the front of the car, steer. The CV axle is a shaft that has two constant velocity joints at either end of it. One end comes out of the transmission, the other end mounts in the wheel hub. The two joints let the axle continue to spin as the suspension travels up and down and you steer the car. An fwd car will have one for both the passenger side and driver’s side. An AWD car will have the same, but additionally two in the rear of the car. Each of the CV joints is covered by a rubber accordion looking boot that holds the grease in and keeps dirt and water out. Because of mileage, environment, and just wear and tear these boots can rip. When they rip, grease escapes, dirt, and water get into the CV joint and can make it wear out. This will often cause a clicking noise from the front of the car while turning.

When to replace your CV axles.

There is no set interval for changing CV axles. They simply wear out over time and unless you have your car regularly inspected by a mechanic you may not know that they have torn boots.

  • You hear a clicking sound when turning while driving from the front of the vehicle
  • You notice lots of heavy black axle grease inside of your wheel or on the ground around your car.
  • Vibration at highway speeds.

How mechanics replace CV axles.

The mechanic will:

  • Verify the axle shaft needs to be replaced.
  • Remove wheel and replace the faulty axle.
  • Torque all fasteners and wheels to factory specifications.
  • Top off any lost transmission fluid
  • Check tire pressure.
  • Perform a road test.

Is it safe to drive with a worn out CV axle?

For a very short period, yes you can. However, over time, you run the risk of having the CV break and leaving you stranded. The CV axle is the only thing that transmits power from your engine and transmission to the wheels. It’s vital to keep you on the road.

When replacing cv axles keep in mind:

  • Your car has multiple axle shafts, but in most cases, only one will need to be replaced.
  • Even if the CV joints or boots are the only parts of the axle to fail, it is often recommended to replace the entire axle.
  • CV axles in climates that have snow and use road salt can seize to the vehicle’s wheel bearing hub. It may require extra parts or labor to replace the CV axle.

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Carlos
12 years of experience
Buick Skyhawk L4-2.0L - Car is not starting - Buena Park, California
Carlos was right on time, which is the first point of professionalism. He was able to diagnose the vehicle and was desirous of getting us up and running without suggesting extra items that need attention, but won't prevent the vehicle from running. We booked another appointment with him for future work. We were very pleased with him as a person and his knowledge of the vehicle (1987 Buick Skyhawk). Definitely would use this service again as long as Carlos is available.

Robert

31 years of experience
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Robert
31 years of experience
Buick Century V6-3.1L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - San Leandro, California
Robert was prompt, patient, and very professional. He took the time to explain everything that was being done, and why it was needed without pressure to "pad" the job. He kept me informed on the status of the work; and completed the entire task faster than I anticipated. This was done without compromising the quality of the work

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37 years of experience
Buick Century V6-3.1L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - San Bernardino, California
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Buick Century V6-3.1L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Houston, Texas
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