Replacing a CV axle is required if one of the CV joint boots split, if oneof the joints or axles was broken while off-roading, or simply from wear ifone of the CV joints is clicking loudly while 4 wheel drive is engaged. Inany of these cases, a car parts store should accept your old axle as a"core" return when you buy a new axle from them. Left and right axles areidentical and interchangeable.
I got an estimate from a local garage to replace both CV axles for $443. That’s about $100 per axle and $170 in labor, plus $60 for alignment plus tax. Is that a reasonable price to expect for this repair?
CV Axle Replacement: 45 to 90 minutes.
On this video I replaced the CV axle on a Volvo 850. This proceedure is the same for many front wheel drive cars.
|07-25-2009, 09:52 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2009
well when my brother took the axles out he didnt detach it from the intermediate shaft theyre both of the car but still together... im not replacing the intermediate shaft i said i need to take it off and put it on the new axle...yea the car has been dead in someones back yard for 2yrs ive done a full rebuild on it including replacing the cv axles, and i was going by the haynes manual (when i finally found it) says use a hydraulic press