Ford Explorer CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement at your home or office.

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CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement costs $216 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$149 to $557
Labor: $70 -$344
Parts: $79 -$213
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$251 to 826
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$182 to 624
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$242.06Shop/Dealer Price$299.60 - $439.53
2000 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$228.14Shop/Dealer Price$282.26 - $411.81
1993 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$495.98Shop/Dealer Price$607.26 - $800.40
1994 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$864.18Shop/Dealer Price$1076.12 - $1666.04
1991 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$395.98Shop/Dealer Price$489.93 - $716.19
1999 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$263.14Shop/Dealer Price$324.45 - $459.38
1994 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$456.78Shop/Dealer Price$567.79 - $864.68
2015 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$381.98Shop/Dealer Price$473.69 - $706.14
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CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Axle/CV Shaft Assembly all about?

Axle shafts are commonly referred to as “CV axles” or “half-shafts.” An axle shaft is a narrow, pole-like part that connects a wheel to the gears in the transmission. Axles are part of the system that enables the wheels to rotate. One end of the axle shaft is connected to the transmission and the other end is connected to the wheel. The transmission rotates the axle shafts, which rotates the wheels. Without the axles, the tires will not rotate and the car will not move.

Axle shafts are comprised of four components: shaft, CV joints, grease and the boots (grease container). The most common reason for the axle to fail is because of the torn boots (grease leaking out). Without the grease, the CV joints will not get lubricated, dirt will enter the joint and the whole axle will eventually wear out.

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.

How it's done:

  • Verify the axle shaft needs to be replaced.
  • Remove wheel and replace faulty axle.
  • Torque all fasteners and wheels to factory specifications.
  • Check tire pressure.
  • Perform road test.

Our recommendation:

Every time you get a major service, the mechanic should perform a basic safety inspection that includes a visual inspection of the axles and boots. If there is grease found around the tires, it is likely that CV boots are leaking. Also, if you hear a loud clicking noise when you make a turn, it can mean that the axles are bad and need replacement.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Axle/CV Shaft Assembly?

  • Loud clicking noise in front or rear of the car when making a turn.
  • You may notice grease on the inner edges of the tires.
  • Vibration when driving.

How important is this service?

Axle shafts connect your transmission to your wheels. When you step on the gas pedal, the transmission gears turn the axle shafts, which then turn the wheels. Broken axle shafts will not rotate, and there will be no connection between your transmission and your wheels; as a result, your wheels will not move.

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Lucas

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13 years of experience
Just got my second repair by Lucas. He's the man! The guy knows his stuff.
2003 FORD FOCUS - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA

Terry

22 years of experience
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Professional, easy to work with, good guy, gets the job done!
1996 FORD EXPLORER - CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - TEMPE, ARIZONA

Ricardo

7 years of experience
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7 years of experience
Ricardo was very honest and professional. Explained everything as he worked, and showed flawed or damaged pieces. Would recommend Ricardo to any future clients! Thank you for sending me a qualified and efficient mechanic!!
1997 FORD MUSTANG - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE REAR) - SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA

Jose

11 years of experience
175 reviews
Jose
11 years of experience
All the positive reviews written previously were dead on! Jose was polite, courteous, very knowledgeable and obviously well versed in his field but not in an arrogant way, he got the job done efficiently and quickly. He took the time and explained the few other things I should have done (BTW my auto is 14 y/o now with original everything so I know wear and tear repairs are upcoming) but he did so where there were no high pressure sales tactics but explained the importance of the items and what were priorities and a good time frame of when I should get them done. But one thing I liked was for each item he explained neeeded to be addressed, he would follow up with a positive comment about the great condition of something in my car ...ya know the age old rule of thumb for every negative thing you say you should follow up with a positive comment. For example he explained some front end work I needed but noted how great my engine sounded, especially given the age of my car...may sound silly but it was reassuring in a way that "Big Red" is standing strong against the battle of time lol :) I will certainly be using this service again in the future and highly recommend Jose. Thank you so much for your help in keeping my family and I safe!
2003 FORD EXPLORER - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT) - SEMINOLE, FLORIDA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$242.06Shop/Dealer Price$299.60 - $439.53
2000 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$228.14Shop/Dealer Price$282.26 - $411.81
1993 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$495.98Shop/Dealer Price$607.26 - $800.40
1994 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$864.18Shop/Dealer Price$1076.12 - $1666.04
1991 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$395.98Shop/Dealer Price$489.93 - $716.19
1999 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$263.14Shop/Dealer Price$324.45 - $459.38
1994 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$456.78Shop/Dealer Price$567.79 - $864.68
2015 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$381.98Shop/Dealer Price$473.69 - $706.14
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