Can anyone please tell me if $1100 sounds fair for replacement of tie-rods and front left axel on an Audi A4 (year 2000)? Took 'er in for winterization and looksee today. Different repair show than I typically use. Moving to New England next month and want car to be up to the task. I was surprised to hear the tie rod ends were loose and falling apart and axel on front left side was bad. Does this quote seem fair (it includes alignment)? thanks!
Is this price fair for tie rods and axel repair? on 2000 Audi A4 Quattro
by audigal in Ocean Grove, NJ on December 07, 2010
ANSWER by dandd on December 07, 2010
When I have done front axles on an A4, it was about $350-400 parts and labor. Each complete tie rod assembly lists for $160 and takes about 45 minutes to do, so figure $150 labor plus $320 parts so lets see that is $870 plus about $75 for a 4-wheel thrust angle alignment, so it is a little high. Why not have your old shop look at it. By the way what exactly is wrong with the axle, it is is just a torn CV boot on the axle, they can replace that for about $150 or less, if the joint is not damaged, by the way. I have seen a lot of tie-rods go on the Audi.