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Old 17 Oct 2006, 12:56 am
Tom Allemani
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Default 1990 Honda Civic CV joints

My son who lives in San Francisco has a 1990 CRX and the CV joint is
clicking. Needs replacement Anybody got an idea what that costs? Just a
ball park figure, I know that depends on where u get it fixed, the area,
ect. but anybody had this done? General cost? I had CV joints replaced on
an Olds Toranado for $400.00 a side in the midwest- average shop= not
dealer. Any input would be appericated. Tom


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Old 17 Oct 2006, 08:57 am
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Default Re: 1990 Honda Civic CV joints

I think you should be able to find an independent shop who
will do it for around $270 or possibly less. Background:

In 2000, for my 91 Civic at 112k miles, Firestone was
balancing my tires and told me the (front of course) left
and right outer CV joint boots needed replacement. If the
boots were torn, that meant I was a short while away from
hearing the clicking your son's car has and ultimate
destruction of the joint. Having limited experience then, I
okayed the work. They charged $195 a side. I do not know
exactly what they replaced or whether they used OEM. The
boots continue fine today, at 183k miles. Prices have come
down, from my reading, due to a greater availability of
rebuilt halfshafts.

These days replacing the entire half-shaft is customary,
since rebuilt ones are plentiful and so cheap, and the labor
is less by replacing the whole halfshaft. In 2004, according
to a well-known trade source, $200 was about the average for
a CV joint repair. One can reasonably speculate most of
these were for a halfshaft replacement. A lot of young car
enthusiasts go to a junkyard and pay a few dollars
(seriously) for a halfshaft. Then the labor is a couple
hours, worst case. On one's own, one may purchase a rebuilt
halfshaft from online Honda OEM parts dealers like
www.hondaautomotiveparts.com for about $135. Napa and
Autozone sell them for about $70 (lifetime warranty), taking
into account the return of the old halfshaft (the "core").



"Tom Allemani" <tallemani@comcast.net> wrote
> My son who lives in San Francisco has a 1990 CRX and the
> CV joint is clicking. Needs replacement Anybody got an
> idea what that costs? Just a ball park figure, I know
> that depends on where u get it fixed, the area, ect. but
> anybody had this done? General cost? I had CV joints
> replaced on an Olds Toranado for $400.00 a side in the
> midwest- average shop= not dealer. Any input would be
> appericated. Tom
>



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Old 17 Oct 2006, 10:18 am
Tom Allemani
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Default Re: 1990 Honda Civic CV joints

Thank you for the information, Better news than expected. Tom. [dad=payer
of auto fixes]
"Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>I think you should be able to find an independent shop who will do it for
>around $270 or possibly less. Background:
>
> In 2000, for my 91 Civic at 112k miles, Firestone was balancing my tires
> and told me the (front of course) left and right outer CV joint boots
> needed replacement. If the boots were torn, that meant I was a short while
> away from hearing the clicking your son's car has and ultimate destruction
> of the joint. Having limited experience then, I okayed the work. They
> charged $195 a side. I do not know exactly what they replaced or whether
> they used OEM. The boots continue fine today, at 183k miles. Prices have
> come down, from my reading, due to a greater availability of rebuilt
> halfshafts.
>
> These days replacing the entire half-shaft is customary, since rebuilt
> ones are plentiful and so cheap, and the labor is less by replacing the
> whole halfshaft. In 2004, according to a well-known trade source, $200 was
> about the average for a CV joint repair. One can reasonably speculate most
> of these were for a halfshaft replacement. A lot of young car enthusiasts
> go to a junkyard and pay a few dollars (seriously) for a halfshaft. Then
> the labor is a couple hours, worst case. On one's own, one may purchase a
> rebuilt halfshaft from online Honda OEM parts dealers like
> www.hondaautomotiveparts.com for about $135. Napa and Autozone sell them
> for about $70 (lifetime warranty), taking into account the return of the
> old halfshaft (the "core").
>
>
>
> "Tom Allemani" <tallemani@comcast.net> wrote
>> My son who lives in San Francisco has a 1990 CRX and the CV joint is
>> clicking. Needs replacement Anybody got an idea what that costs? Just a
>> ball park figure, I know that depends on where u get it fixed, the area,
>> ect. but anybody had this done? General cost? I had CV joints replaced
>> on an Olds Toranado for $400.00 a side in the midwest- average shop= not
>> dealer. Any input would be appericated. Tom
>>

>
>



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