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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 $181 $20.38 $161.00 32% $267.63
2005 Dodge Magnum $166 $26.38 $140.00 31% $241.38
2005 Nissan Pathfinder $160 $20.38 $140.00 31% $235.38
2004 Nissan Altima $164 $23.68 $140.00 31% $238.68
2004 Chevrolet Venture $185 $23.98 $161.00 31% $271.23
2014 BMW 535i $329 $49.36 $280.00 31% $479.36
2008 BMW X3 $329 $49.36 $280.00 31% $479.36
2011 BMW X3 $329 $49.36 $280.00 31% $479.36
2008 BMW M3 $314 $33.62 $280.00 32% $463.62
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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.

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Shaun

17 years of experience
197 reviews
Shaun
17 years of experience
Shaun did a meticulous expert job on changing the u-joint on my truck. He even had some fast solutions (tricks-of-trade) to get the job done quicker, yet expertly done. And a very friendly professional. I would highly recommend Shaun and if I ever need a another mechanic I will ask for him. By the way my truck is running smoother and like brand new.
2006 TOYOTA TUNDRA - UNIVERSAL JOINT (U-JOINT) - CONCORD, CALIFORNIA

Harish

19 years of experience
324 reviews
Harish
19 years of experience
Work was done professionally and in a timely fashion. I will use your service again.
2005 DODGE RAM 2500 - UNIVERSAL JOINT (U-JOINT) REPLACEMENT - CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA

Joel

17 years of experience
403 reviews
Joel
17 years of experience
As always, Joel was very friendly, courteous and professional. A very good mechanic.
1993 GMC JIMMY - UNIVERSAL JOINT (U-JOINT) - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

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