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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Opinions? $200 labor for U-Joint R2

My 96 XJ needs new front U-Joints. I cannot do the labor myself. I was quoted by a friend at $200 labor to do the job.

Is this a fair quote? Or am I getting ripped off?
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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axel or drive shaft u-joints?
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Sorry....Front axle U-Joints.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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Apparently not a good friend. I have done D30 u-joints for beer and pizza. To me, $200 is a bit much.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #5
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its not a bad price...its about a 2-3 hour job.

need to remove tires (5 lugs), brakes (2 bolts), bearing hubs (3 bolts)...

The hardest part is getting the hubs out if it has never been done before. replacing my hubs the first time to quite a bit of work...

The next summer i replaced the ball joints and figured i would do the u-joints at the same time. Second time getting the hubs out was easy since i users a good amount of anti-seize on them.

i had napa replace the u-joints with the axels still attached to the hubs for $15 each...
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #6
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Ok....Great info. Thank you!
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