2004 Chrysler Pacifica bent rear axle

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica All Wheel Drive

we were hit on the drivers side rear wheel and now have a bent rear axle. How much does this cost to repair in an AWD pacifica?
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 11:45 PM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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Labor rates range from between $60-$100/Hour, depending on the shop and your negotiation skills.
But if you were hit hard enough to snap an axle, you certainly broke something else with it.

After the axle labor rates, I've included some other parts that you may have to replace.

Rear Axle
One Side = 0.9 hours of labor
NOTE
To R&R Outer Joint and/or Boot, Add
Each = 0.6 hours of labor
To R&R Inner Joint and/or Boot, Add
Each = 0.6 hours of labor
To R&R Axle Shaft Seals, Add
Each = 0.2 hours of labor
Wheel Hub
One Side = 0.8 hours of labor

Parts:
If you go to a shop, they'll quote you around $250.00/axle. Which is a rip off.

Almost all shops use an on-line data service. They get their labor rates and price quotes from this service, which is too high.

The actual parts stores will charge about $100/axle & C.V. Joint assembly. But because this service (where they get their labor and price rates) lists a higher price, this allows the shop to quote you $250.00, but they'll go buy the $100 dollar axle and pocket the difference.

You could buy the axle yourself, but then you'll have a problem finding a shop to install it. They'll tell you no because they can't warranty any parts that don't come from their own supplier. But that's B/S. They don't want to be cut out of that profit.

But call around. In this economy, you may be able to find a shop willing to do the install.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 7:57 AM

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