Mercedes-Benz C300 CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement at your home or office.

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CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz C300

Mercedes-Benz C300 CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement costs $749 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$264 to $1345
Labor: $104 -$333
Parts: $160 -$1012
Average Dealer price
$457 to 2414
Average Shop price
$326 to 1623
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C300L4-2.0L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$681.19Shop/Dealer Price$839.18 - $1278.69
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$1928.75Shop/Dealer Price$2409.20 - $3696.70
2014 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$762.54Shop/Dealer Price$941.95 - $1318.14
2018 Mercedes-Benz C300L4-2.0L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$572.94Shop/Dealer Price$696.85 - $992.55
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$532.62Shop/Dealer Price$659.11 - $934.06
2016 Mercedes-Benz C300L4-2.0L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$2248.70Shop/Dealer Price$2799.47 - $4350.89
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$545.12Shop/Dealer Price$670.67 - $944.92
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$1860.76Shop/Dealer Price$2321.69 - $3594.55
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CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement Service

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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Jonathan

12 years of experience
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Jonathan
12 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Putnam, Connecticut
He was on time, explained the job as he did it, professional, and had a good attitude.

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14 years of experience
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Travis
14 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 - Alternator - Dallas, Texas
Travis is professional, courteous, friendly, kind & empathetic. Additionally, I presume responsive when he isn't busy working on someone's vehicle. However, I will be honest about this entire process. A close, very close friend of mines was dying & I wasn't able to be there because Travis was late to my appointment. I told him I wouldn't mention this, but I'm so emotional right now & feel it is all necessary. It begins to drizzle & Travis did not complete the work, leaving a service I had paid for undone & parts loose under my vehicle. I called, he was empathetic, he is very knowledgeable in his craft.

Rey

24 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
24 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Los Angeles, California
Patient, detailed and professional.

Jay

36 years of experience
794 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 - Car is not starting - San Bernardino, California
I was grateful to see Jay because he has a lot experience and if I would need more work on my car, he would have done a great job.
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2018 Mercedes-Benz C300L4-2.0L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$681.19Shop/Dealer Price$839.18 - $1278.69
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$1928.75Shop/Dealer Price$2409.20 - $3696.70
2014 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$762.54Shop/Dealer Price$941.95 - $1318.14
2018 Mercedes-Benz C300L4-2.0L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$572.94Shop/Dealer Price$696.85 - $992.55
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$532.62Shop/Dealer Price$659.11 - $934.06
2016 Mercedes-Benz C300L4-2.0L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$2248.70Shop/Dealer Price$2799.47 - $4350.89
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$545.12Shop/Dealer Price$670.67 - $944.92
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300V6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$1860.76Shop/Dealer Price$2321.69 - $3594.55
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