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

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

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

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2009 Nissan Xterra$211$21.08$189.9810%$236.08
2006 Ford F-150$206$15.58$189.9810%$230.58
2012 Jeep Wrangler$223$32.75$189.9810%$247.75
2008 BMW 335xi$461$81.44$379.969%$511.44
2006 BMW 550i$423$43.52$379.9610%$473.52
2010 BMW M5$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 Tampa

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Max

10 years of experience
56 reviews
Max
10 years of experience
Did a great job on time and fixed properly will use service again
Max was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Christopher

20 years of experience
311 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
On-time, very professional, speedy and quality work

Jeffrey

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

Richard

20 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
very good

Mack

22 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
22 years of experience
Prompt, Quickly completed Repairs and Answered all of our Questions. Very Professional Master Mechanic , Highly Recommended.

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.

Robert

20 years of experience
1098 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Communicative, reliable and efficient.

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

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.

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