Did you have them replace the entire cv joint or just the boot. I found out the labor is approximately $130.00 bucks just for the boot itself and additional $20.00 for the part for a total of $150.00. I was told they could replace the entire CV joint for $220.00, so I may just have them replace it. What do ya think, boot or the entire joint?you gotta take off the half shaft to get the new boot on...therefore....pita. I had the dealership do mine which of course was expensive. idk if there are any write ups on here. maybe as "colten k" he might've done his on his own.
Just replaced everything as well; u joints, bushings, tie rods, cv boots/joints for this reason.If you are going to DIY this, you might jack up the front end, remove the wheels, and carefully inspect the ball joints and control arm bushings, prior to ordering parts, as it would be a good time to replace any control arms with worn out bushings or ball joints. And of course you don't want to pay any "surprise" stealership prices. Phone call: "Hey, we have your truck up on the rack, with the CV out, and noticed that _____________ are bad. Do you want us to go ahead and replace those, or would you prefer to pay duplicate labor at a later time?"
I just order new ones when mine get torn boots... I buy from Rock Auto, they are NIB and the last time I ordered, I bought 2 for a total of $110 shipped... I swapped both out, and throw them in the T when I head out off roading in case I need to do field repairs... I managed to shatter one halfshaft's interior housing the last time I was playing around...When my tear, I'm going to buy a rebuilt CV for $65 to $85, replace, and return the original for the core charge. Probably about an hour, as you have to separate the upper ball joint.