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

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

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

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Nissan Titan$206$15.58$189.9810%$230.58
2016 Ram 3500$573$193.12$379.968%$623.12
2007 Toyota Tacoma$116$21.08$94.999%$128.58
2006 BMW 550i$423$43.52$379.9610%$473.52
2010 BMW 128i$461$81.44$379.969%$511.44
2008 BMW M6$461$81.44$379.969%$511.44

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 Sacramento

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Bryant

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

Horus

11 years of experience
122 reviews
Horus
11 years of experience
Horus was exceptional and knowledgeable. Thank you Horus.

Dan

39 years of experience
981 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience

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

Daniel

12 years of experience
58 reviews
Daniel
12 years of experience
OUTSTANDING!

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.

Tinashe

13 years of experience
621 reviews
Tinashe
13 years of experience
Tinashe was prompt and provided excellent service. 10/10 Will be using him again.

Curtis

29 years of experience
163 reviews
Curtis
29 years of experience
Curtis was great. Your Mechanic, however was not. I will not be using Your Mechanic again due to poor and rude customer service. Again, Curtis was very professional. Your business is not.

Keith

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

Chuck

10 years of experience
359 reviews
Chuck
10 years of experience
Chuck was very professional and personable and very knowledgeable and showed and talked me through the service he was as going to do.

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