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

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

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

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 Ford Escape$203$31.84$170.989%$225.34
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee$114$19.08$94.999%$126.58
2016 Nissan NV2500$387$196.89$189.986%$411.89
2012 Infiniti QX56$215$25.15$189.9810%$240.15
2009 BMW 135i$461$81.44$379.969%$511.44
2009 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 Los Angeles

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Christopher

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
On-time, very professional, speedy and quality work
I've used Christopher a few times through My Mechanic and he has been great each time. Highly recommended.

Jacob

16 years of experience
12 reviews
Jacob
16 years of experience
He did a very good job. Jacob was on time and very professional, I will use him any time I need work done.

Jimmi

27 years of experience
231 reviews
Jimmi
27 years of experience
Superb

Harish

27 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
27 years of experience
Work was done professionally and in a timely fashion. I will use your service again.

Rodric

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Rodric
14 years of experience
Arrived on time and got the job done. Stellar!

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.

Shaun

21 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
21 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.

Tavaris

14 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
14 years of experience
Tarvis was nice and polite, but arrived late. The wrong job was performed on my car, but it wasn't his fault. He did the job fast alghough it was the wrong issue. This company as a whole is not holding up their part. I was charged before the wrong job was completed. I was refused a refund, so I did a dispute with my bank. I will not use this company again.

Gregory

31 years of experience
382 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Greg was an excellent mechanic. He arrived on time and completed the requested work within the scheduled time frame. Thanks Greg!

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