E46Fanatics - View Single Post - $3000+ in maintenance and repairs...then auto transmission breaks
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:37 PM   #112
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Originally Posted by delmarco View Post
- CV joint replaced - under $100
- alignment -ALWAYS free with replacement of tires or suspension parts
I think your estimates are a little on the low side. A genuine BMW front CV axle costs $646. OEM part runs about $300. Cheap made-in-China part runs about $100. Those are online prices and without labor, seals, and differential oil.

Regarding alignment, I've never heard of a free alignment with new tires. A 4-wheel alignment runs about $75.

I'm doing both of my front axles myself for about $600 in parts (OEM parts). That includes new oil and seals.
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