1997 Nissan Sentra CV JOINTS?

Tiny
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  • 1997 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 141,000 MILES
Hi. Thinking about buying this car. In good shape except on left and right turns, makes a creaky noise. Seller says it needs new CV joints. Is that true or is it something else?
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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 AT 9:25 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Yes, a clicking sound when when turning or even driving straight depending on how bad they are, is a good sign of CV Axles being bad.
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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the answer! Do you have a general idea of what it would cost to replace them and how long I can drive on them before replacing them?
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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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The CV Axles will run around $150 or so each at a garage and the labor will depend on the rate in your area. I would guess between $500 and $600 maybe a little more like I said it will depend on labor rate in your area. Call around to some of the local garages a get a few estimates.
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 11:26 AM

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