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CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement Estimate for Volvo C30

Volvo C30 CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement costs $270 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2007 Volvo C30L5-2.4LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$387.09Shop/Dealer Price$475.37 - $708.69
2009 Volvo C30L5-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$489.41Shop/Dealer Price$604.18 - $920.56
2013 Volvo C30L5-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Front ReplacementEstimate$419.71Shop/Dealer Price$514.78 - $763.68
2010 Volvo C30L5-2.4LService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$377.09Shop/Dealer Price$463.76 - $695.88
2010 Volvo C30L5-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$489.41Shop/Dealer Price$604.20 - $920.59
2007 Volvo C30L5-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$469.97Shop/Dealer Price$579.88 - $881.68
2008 Volvo C30L5-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Passenger Side Front ReplacementEstimate$554.89Shop/Dealer Price$684.65 - $1046.28
2008 Volvo C30L5-2.5L TurboService typeAxle / CV Shaft Assembly - Driver Side Rear ReplacementEstimate$474.97Shop/Dealer Price$585.12 - $887.10
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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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He was a pleasure to deal with, knowledgeable and 100% took the time to answer my questions. Was skeptical about using whole online sevice but by the end of the job, I felt reassured and booked him for a repeat job a few days later. Wanted to drive car first to "test things out" from first set or repairs before making any decesion. Obviously both he and the work he did pased the test. Not an eay task in this day and age to find a mechanic you are actually willing to believe the repairs they say are needed actually DO NEED to be done. I am on my 4th Volvo and have delt with enough dishonest dealerships to last me a lifetime and then some! What he may lack in perceived years of being in the biz (5 years verses a 10 plus year mechanic) by no means reflects on his aptitude, ability to get the work done in a timely manner or overall hands on experience with import cars.... he knows his stuff!

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Volvo C30 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Kansas City, Missouri
I can put positive imput about Andrew but was not on location, but the communication from Andrew was timely and informative and judging by what the dealer had to say he seems to be very thorough.

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Volvo C30 - Parking brake is stuck - Vista, California
A little mix up on the scheduling, but made the effort to reach out to me and explain the delay. Mike is quite the professional, honest and with high integrity. I know a lot about cars, but he was straight forward and helpful too. I would definitely use this service again, especially with Mike for future work on all my cars. Thanks Mike!

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