Subaru Outback CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement

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CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement Estimate for Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement costs $195 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$172 to $352
Labor: $70 -$225
Parts: $102 -$127
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$301 to 496
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$214 to 375
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2009 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$282.58Shop/Dealer Price$349.91 - $519.98
2013 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$322.70Shop/Dealer Price$393.91 - $570.34
2009 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$292.58Shop/Dealer Price$359.66 - $529.54
2010 Subaru OutbackH6-3.6LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$309.70Shop/Dealer Price$385.07 - $564.62
2017 Subaru OutbackH6-3.6LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$309.70Shop/Dealer Price$381.30 - $558.02
2005 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$303.58Shop/Dealer Price$371.14 - $541.38
2015 Subaru OutbackH6-3.6LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$324.68Shop/Dealer Price$399.71 - $599.23
2000 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$274.68Shop/Dealer Price$338.44 - $501.40
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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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Clifton

26 years of experience
87 reviews
Clifton
26 years of experience
Awesome I unfortunately was at work 3/4 mile away so wife was home to turn over keys everything went great he called when close and called when finished very pleased with new shiny axle assembly thumbs up
2006 SUBARU OUTBACK - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

Stefan

13 years of experience
334 reviews
Stefan
13 years of experience
Stefan was on time, was very careful to keep the work area clean and seemed to care about the work he did.
2005 SUBARU OUTBACK - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT, PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Tyler

23 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
23 years of experience
Tyler was absolute friendly, knowledgeable on what he was doing and was not up selling like other mechanics do,.
2005 SUBARU OUTBACK - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT, PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - SUGAR LAND, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2009 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$282.58Shop/Dealer Price$349.91 - $519.98
2013 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$322.70Shop/Dealer Price$393.91 - $570.34
2009 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$292.58Shop/Dealer Price$359.66 - $529.54
2010 Subaru OutbackH6-3.6LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$309.70Shop/Dealer Price$385.07 - $564.62
2017 Subaru OutbackH6-3.6LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$309.70Shop/Dealer Price$381.30 - $558.02
2005 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$303.58Shop/Dealer Price$371.14 - $541.38
2015 Subaru OutbackH6-3.6LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$324.68Shop/Dealer Price$399.71 - $599.23
2000 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$274.68Shop/Dealer Price$338.44 - $501.40
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