It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. If a bad cv axle is not replaced in time it might separate or jam while driving resulting in a safety hazard.
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Cv shaft replacement time. On a high mileage vehicle with a bad cv joint or boot it s often a good idea to replace both shafts at the same time. This article provides detailed steps for how to remove and replace the driver s side cv axle and its axle shaft seal. Without proper lubrication a cv joint will not last long.
Other reasons to replace a cv axle include excessive wear or damage in an accident or due to excessive rust. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 am and 9 pm. Most vehicle models can go a really long time without experiencing any problems with the cv joint or the axle shaft.
Often the right passenger side shaft fails first because right turns are at a sharper angle than left turns and right turns are more common than left turns. Today my buddy and i are going to show you how to replace a cv shaft also called cv axle on your 2009 2018 dodge ram 1500. While it s not a part that normally needs to be replaced it s more commonly changed after 150 000km.
The axle s inner or outer boots may have split the internal bearings may be worn making noise during turns or atf fluid may be leaking from the axle shaft seal s seated in the transmission differential. Replacing both axles does not quite double the time as the vehicle is already in place for the work so it takes somewhat less time to do both at one time. Consequently the right outer cv joint and boot are the first to go.
How much does cv axle shaft assembly replacement cost. On the 2006 navigator if a professional mechanic is replacing the axle s it is assumed to take about 1 hour to replace one axle i e one side whether it is the rear axle or the front axle. Car designs differ greatly some cv shafts have a single cv joint while others have one at each end so the cost to replace a cv shaft can vary from 300 to 1 300 or more.
The outer cv joint though is the one component that tends to cause the most problems and you ll know that it s malfunctioning when you hear it make loud clicking sounds when you turn the car. See the photo of a bad cv axle. Our mechanics are mobile which means they don t have the overhead that repair shops have.