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How much does CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

CV Axle / Shaft Assembly Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Honda Civic$311$167.40$143.9813%$360.90
2007 Dodge Caliber$329$160.76$167.9714%$386.51
2011 Saab 9-3X$321$233.05$87.988%$351.30
2011 Acura ZDX$314$185.80$127.9812%$357.80
2014 Mini Cooper Paceman$326$181.99$143.9813%$375.49
2015 Jaguar XFR$769$649.06$119.985%$810.31

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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Greg

22 years of experience
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Greg
22 years of experience
Lexus RX350 V6-3.5L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Gilbert, Arizona
Very clean and thorough. Always performs complete inspections and makes sure everything is checked over and lets me now the details of the repairs and inspections.
Nissan Altima - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Mesa, Arizona
Greg is very knowledgeable, thorough and explained his diagnosis and work as he progressed through the process. This is my second repair. an axle, with Greg. It won't be the last. He's my mechanic and I've recommended him to friends and coworkers. You're going to be a busy guy, Greg. Great work.

Refugio

21 years of experience
67 reviews
Refugio
21 years of experience
Toyota Highlander L4-2.4L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - San Antonio, Texas
Refugio did the prescribed work and completed the 50 point inspection. Done cleanly, promptly, professionally. Thanks!
Nissan Rogue - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Cibolo, Texas
Robert was very polite, he arrived early. And after the job was completed he gave us an overview of other issues he had found on the vehicle

Mazyar

8 years of experience
390 reviews
Mazyar
8 years of experience
Nissan Rogue Select L4-2.5L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Atlanta, Georgia
Mazyar was outstanding in all aspects. He arrived early, he kept me informed of the progress, he fixed my car in record time, and ended the appointment with a test drive so I was assured the sound had been remedied.

Theodore

16 years of experience
1448 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Fiat 500 L4-1.4L - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Mercer Island, Washington
Theodores, was fast efficient and very honest. He pointed out some of the things that the service dealership department didn't, showed us the parts he changed and provided us with great advice. Will use him again for any other maintenance service we have to perform on our vehicle.

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