Cv joint or axle replacement?

Hi I have a mazda 6 2005 1.8 petrol that's pretty much destroying me over the last few months. Everything seems to be going **** up on it.

Anyway took it for mot and failed on cv joint and wheel bearing. Quoted £174 for work.

Firstly, is this about right?

Secondly, I know nowt about cars but doing a bit of reading, a forum pointed it may be easier to replace the axle. This ones with the joint etc etc. so, how much is an axle and will it save enough on labour to make it worthwhile?

If anyone has had experience or is a mechanic advice would be appreciated.

8 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favourite answer

    That looks a fair price and there is no advantage in replacing the axle.

  • 4 years ago

    If the CV joint is knocking once you turn and develop up it's time to change it. the subsequent ingredient which will happen is the joint breaks and whilst that occurs the vehicle won't pass anymore and could might desire to be towed. you need to purchase the total axle/CV joint assembly for around $one hundred twenty at develop vehicle and that's the superb thank you to pass. changing only the joint and boot would be with regard to a similar volume of funds. in case you wait, the tow can charge might value a splash greater desirable than the total axle. you're fortunate to have a Father with some mechanical means. Take him out and spend it gradual with him.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The quote is not far off. Replacing the CV joint can be a pig to do. It has to be done right too. Wheel bearing is simpler. But all in all the quote seems reasonable. Nothing to stop you from phoning around for more quotes though. Include a Mazda garage. Sometimes the car's dealer can do it cheaper .

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    £174 sounds right for the work you describe.

    A Mazda 6 doesn't have an 'axle' as such, certainly not on the front. It has driveshafts and to replace that will cost at least twice as much with no benefit.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Hi yes that is about right as what has been quoted is about the right price the CV joint is extra on top of the axle itself. maybe it is time to get it fixed and sell it as is the case with most 6 year old cars that is when things start to go wrong and replacement parts are not cheap on imported cars a common or garden ford or vauxhall will be cheaper to run and maintain.

  • 8 years ago

    Axle will not damage in normal driving unless you hit something or you meet an accident.

    Cv-joint will get damage if rubber boot damage and grease escape from it, needs grease for lubrication, it should not run without grease.

    Wheel bearing should be replaced in pair(Left and Right) even only one is damaged, let them check as well the ball joint, might needs replacement as well for you to save labor cost of repair.

  • 8 years ago

    the CV joint is hooked on the axle ! it,s the joint that goes bad most of the time, not the axle ! but your better off just to change the whole works, not just the joint !

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Mazda 6 Cv Joint

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