Q: I have a 2008 Chevy Cobalt and will be replacing both CV Axle Shafts. Do I have to get an alignment after?

asked by on August 15, 2017

I will be replacing both CV Axle Shafts myself. Do I have to get an alignment after?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

In short no you do not as long as the lower ball joint is taken loose and not the strut bolts. If you loosen the strut bolts then you will need an alignment.

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