Chevrolet K20 Suburban CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(94)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(94)

CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement Service

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

On average, the cost for a Chevrolet K20 Suburban CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement is $251 with $156 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1968 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanV8-5.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$460.79Shop/Dealer Price$557.24 - $824.09
1973 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanL6-4.1LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$440.79Shop/Dealer Price$537.26 - $804.12
1969 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanL6-4.8LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$440.79Shop/Dealer Price$537.26 - $804.12
1986 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanV8-5.7LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$440.79Shop/Dealer Price$537.24 - $804.08
1978 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanV8-6.6LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$440.79Shop/Dealer Price$537.27 - $804.15
1980 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanV8-5.7LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$440.79Shop/Dealer Price$537.26 - $804.12
1982 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanV8-6.2L DieselService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$453.47Shop/Dealer Price$551.72 - $824.24
1967 Chevrolet K20 SuburbanL6-4.1LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$445.79Shop/Dealer Price$542.49 - $809.54
Show example Chevrolet K20 Suburban CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Chevrolet mechanics

Real customer reviews from Chevrolet owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(94)

Rating Summary
87
4
0
1
2
87
4
0
1
2

Scott

36 years of experience
898 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Chevrolet K20 Suburban V8-6.6L - Car is not starting - Apache Junction, Arizona
Scott was very knowledgeable, explained everything and patiently answered all my questions,

Harish

27 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
27 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox L4-2.4L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent service, he communicated with us about his arrival, was on time and performed the work very quick. He also has a great personality

Brandon

20 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
20 years of experience
Chevrolet Volt L4-1.4L Hybrid - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Winter Springs, Florida
Brandon was on time, did great work and we will definitely be using his services in the future.

Travis

13 years of experience
160 reviews
Travis
13 years of experience
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 V8-5.3L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Charlotte, North Carolina
Travis is an exceptional professional to work with. He has helped me with several jobs and each time his work is excellent. Travis is extremely professional and an expert in his field.

Excellent Rating

(94)

Rating Summary
87
4
0
1
2
87
4
0
1
2
Number of Chevrolet CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement services completed
1034+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Chevrolet MECHANICS
1600+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Top 10 Tips for Buying a Car in College
Although Although college students may be known for attributes like drive, determination, and intelligence, one thing they aren’t known for is having disposable cash. So, when it comes time for a college guy or gal to buy a car, it’s...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing License Plate Light
If the license plate light is flickering, is foggy, or does not produce light at all, you may have to replace it.
P2729 OBD-II Trouble Code: Pressure Control Solenoid E Control Circuit Low
P2729 means a solenoid has malfunctioned due to a failing transmission, faulty sensors or solenoids, low fluid levels or electrical issues

How often are you suppose to replace a new throttle sensor ?

The throttle position sensor (TPS) (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-long-does-a-throttle-position-sensor-last) is only replaced if it tests bad. So there is no fixed replacement interval or "lifetime" for that part. They do occasionally fail though, in which case the Check Engine Light will illuminate with...

Truck won't start after it gets hot. What can cause this?

This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeated as the copper beneath them expands and contracts at a higher...

Car is overheating and blowing cold air

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com