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Question on repairing axles on a 97 Civic Ex coupe?

So I have a 1997 Honda Civic Ex coupe. First of all, does this car have abs? I read on from other answers that to look for an abs light on the panel, I do not see one. So I am guessing it does not have abs brakes??? Anyway, My next question is, I was wondering what is the cheapest way to repair axlesshould i take it to a mechanic? or should i buy the axles online, then take it to a mechanic??

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I just did the axle repair on my 96 Odyssey. It's a sensitive repair since you are dealing with bearings at the transmission. Experience is a must, seriously consider doing it at your dealership. In the end, having to take it in only once and getting it right the first time might be worth it. You will also get new CV joints in the process.figure about $1200.00. I am no fan of the dealers, but sometimes it's not worth it to go elsewhere.
May 28, 2018
Cheapest way to repair axles (with both lower+upper cv joints) is to do it yourself. The only special tools you'll need is a fork ball-joint remover, an impact wrench (800+ lbs.ft), and an air compressor. These tools may cost just $300 but you will save thousands of $ in the long run for other maintenance and repair costs. A new axle at your local auto store only costs about $70. A dealer can tell you it costs $400. Buy a Honda Civic service manual and you're set to drain your transmission fluid and replacement of your axles. Shops can charge you as much as $650 for just replacing one axle. Good luck!
May 28, 2018
you can do them your self its really easy save your money and just buy the axels at autozone or something cuz you get cash back when you bring the old ones in
May 28, 2018
red-x is great for increased milage it also cleans out the carb for smoother running
May 28, 2018

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