Mechanics

IS IT WORTH REPAIRING THIS CAR?

1999 Honda CRV • 200,000 miles

Broken drive shaft, u-joint, shifter cable (automatic). The shop quoted approx. $1,500 to fix. Car has 1 year old newly rebuilt engine and 1 year old tires. Shop suggests selling the car as is for $250.
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Bob Rosenberger
October 1, 2011.




U-joint or CV Joint? Replace the shifter cable yourself with one from a junkyard CRV. With a $20 Chilton's or Haynes manual, you can do it in about an hour. A front drive axle can also be done.
Prices for front axles:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/1999-Honda-CR-V-2WD/CV-Axle/_/N-jdptpZ6o2dc
Is it the 2WD or 4WD?
4WD front axles:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/1999-Honda-CR-V-4WD/CV-Axle/_/N-jdpwhZ6o2dc
Driveshaft center support: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/1999-Honda-CR-V-4WD/Driveshaft-Center-Support/_/N-jdpwhZ6o20v

U-joints usually cost about $10 max.

You can probably get the driveshaft at a junkyard for about $50.

Rivermikerat
Oct 1, 2011.


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