Hello Mirage Community,
I have a 2015 automatic transmission Mirage DE.
The car has 62K Miles on it and I am noticing that the one or both of the CV joints are starting to make that telltale 'clicking noise' when making a sharp turn.
This happens always when the car is cold, and sometimes when it is warmed up.
The CV joint boots are in good shape and not leaking.
In the past, I have changed CV Shafts on my own. The easiest was on the Geo Metro, as it only required un-hooking the steering control arm and pushing the hub out of the way to remove the shaft. The entire process only took 1/2 hour to replace the shaft for each wheel, and the shafts cost $50 each, shipped.
TWO Questions for all of you:
1- Has anyone replaced their CV axle shaft on the Mirage? - Please describe the experience.
2- The OEM price for 'ONE' Mirage CV Joint Shaft is $840.00, plus shipping - This OEM shaft must be made of fine white gold or pure titanium, and I would expect it to last for 85 years.
Does anyone know of an aftermarket source for these shafts? (Or, do we all just get 'shafted'?)
Is getting pre-owned / used shafts the Only Other Option?