An arm, a leg, and probably several pints of blood. And definitely a lot of tears.ekaxel said:" My trusty mechanic replaced both axle halfshafts for $380 (parts + labor). Thats a good price. I then took the Maxima for a flat tire repair at a Big O Tires and noted on the wall they charge $299 to replace just *one* CV joint! What a rip!?|"
Can you even imagine what the dealer would charge??
Generally if a shop hasn't done any work on a particular car, they cannot give you a solid estimate without seeing the car first. I would bet they have never worked on a Murano before. The only law is that they cannot exceed the estimate cost without getting permission from you again. Most shops will include a limited warranty on the work they do, at least 90 days I would imagine.FlyerNo9 said:So my local shop and the dealer are telling me the Murano needs the front axle replaced! They said it's cheaper to replace the whole axle than fix just the one side with the busted CV Boot. I called Suntrup Nissan and they said a new axle would cost around $500, not including labor. If I get a referbished axle the parts will be around $180. The Nissan Service Advisor gave me the name of the Shop that referbs the axles they use, Hillco USA in Downtown St. Louis. I called Hillco and Jim said he could do it in a few hours but wouldn't give me an exact estimate [he did say something about $65 for parts usually].
Should I trust the shop that Nissan uses but wouldn't give me a straight estimate over the phone? I think I could. On the other hand, if I stick with the dealer I’d get a warranty on the parts and service.
Anyway, chime in with your thoughts. I'll be making my decision around lunch time today.