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How much does Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement cost in Austin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Austin. Our mechanics in Austin 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 in Austin.

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

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2014 Ram 1500$206$15.58$189.9810%$230.58
2007 Ford Explorer$211$21.08$189.9810%$236.08
2007 Dodge Ram 3500$229$38.92$189.989%$253.92
2015 Lincoln MKS$255$36.07$218.4710%$283.32
2013 Lincoln MKS$255$36.07$218.4710%$283.32
2011 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 in Austin

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Luis

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Luis
22 years of experience
Luis is always concerned about the customer's satisfaction with his work. I like his patience when explaining car issues that I don't understand. He's friendly snd very nice, and he gets the job done as expeditiously as possible.

Max

10 years of experience
56 reviews
Max
10 years of experience
Max was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Bryant

12 years of experience
600 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Prompt and very knowledgeable.

Breck

20 years of experience
681 reviews
Breck
20 years of experience
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!

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Second time i have had Richard work on my car, always on time excellent work, awesome mechanic

Christopher

20 years of experience
307 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
I've used Christopher a few times through My Mechanic and he has been great each time. Highly recommended.

Keith

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Keith
18 years of experience
I like him

Jeffrey

16 years of experience
100 reviews
Jeffrey
16 years of experience
Took his time and did a great job

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
As always, Joel was very friendly, courteous and professional. A very good mechanic.

Braxton

11 years of experience
205 reviews
Braxton
11 years of experience
I requested Braxton because he did such a great job in the past and he didn't disappoint. On time, quick, and professional.

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