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How much does Universal Joint (U-joint) 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.

Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 GMC Yukon XL 1500$229$38.92$189.989%$253.92
2011 Dodge Durango$222$31.84$189.9810%$246.84
2006 Ford F-150$206$15.58$189.9810%$230.58
2009 BMW 328i$461$81.44$379.969%$511.44
2008 Lincoln Navigator$234$15.58$218.4710%$262.83
2012 BMW M3$435$55.47$379.9610%$485.47

Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement Service

What is the Universal Joint (U-joint) all about?

In rear wheel-drive cars, a driveshaft is needed for the tires to rotate. The driveshaft transfers the power from transmission to the rear tires, enabling them to turn.

U-joints hold the drive shaft in place. If the U-joints are not lubricated, the bearings inside the U-joints will wear out over time and the drive shaft will begin to vibrate, while the car is moving. You will feel vibration in the seat or throughout the car. You may also hearing clunking or banging noise when you put the car in a gear.

Keep in mind:

  • It is best to replace all U-joints at the same time, even if only one is broken.
  • If the height of your vehicle has been modified, the U-joints are more likely to give out.

How it's done:

  • Jack up the back side of the car.
  • Remove the drive shaft.
  • Remove and replace the U-joints.

Our recommendation:

A mechanic should lubricate the U-joints during regular maintenance service. Doing so will greatly improve the life of the U-joints.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Universal Joint (U-joint)?

  • Vibration felt in the seat or throughout the car.
  • Abnormal noises coming from underneath the car.
  • Red or pink fluid on the ground (transmission fluid is leaking).

How important is this service?

U-joints are responsible for holding the driveshaft in place. Since the driveshaft transfers power from the transmission to the wheels, it receives a lot of force, and it depends on the U-joints to help it stay sturdy and in place. When the U-joints break, the driveshaft has nothing holding it in place, and so it vibrates heavily, which not only is detrimental to the driveshaft’s health, but also results in a very bumpy ride.


Recent Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement reviews

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Walter

46 years of experience
343 reviews
Walter
46 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 V8-5.7L - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Jenks, Oklahoma
Walter cares about doing the right thing for the customer which is getting harder to find these days. He showed up on time, fixed the problem and explained the repair very well.

Adam

17 years of experience
230 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Nissan Armada V8-5.6L - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Boca Raton, Florida
Hi Adam replaced u joints on my car's driveshaft, He was here on time, started promptly, and did a great job. The price was also $250 less than quote from local repair shop. Thanks Adam I will definitely use you again.

Breck

20 years of experience
681 reviews
Breck
20 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 V6-3.7L - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Houston, Texas
Breck arrived early and ready to work! Checked my truck from front to back, oil and lube, changed my u-joint, and even sprayed down a wasp nest under my truck! I appreciate Breck, his professionalism, his pleasant personality, and most importantly, getting me back on the road!

Christopher

20 years of experience
307 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport V6-4.0L - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Brandon, Florida
I've used Christopher a few times through My Mechanic and he has been great each time. Highly recommended.

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