u joint on 2003 Land Rover Discovery

how much to replace u joint?a friend says its bad ang the transmission will fall like it did before ,i replaced the transmission a year ago and the problem is arising again .please help me noone wants to touch it.i need this vehicle ,im a single mom with a autistic child and i need to get to therapys...please help thanks

by in Pensacola, FL on March 04, 2011
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ANSWER by on March 04, 2011
The rear driveshaft U joint is a flex coupling , the labor to replace would be about an hour. I don't have a price for the part, (may be dealer only for the part). The front drive shaft has three u joints (mechanical traditional type joint). The front joints are about $30 each about .7 each to replace plus .5 hour to remove drive shaft.
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COMMENT by on March 04, 2011
thanks for responding..was curious could i bring it to your shop so u could take a look?im new and dont know where to go
ANSWER by on March 04, 2011
Maybe give this shop a call http://repairpal.com/bobby-likis-car-clinic they are in your area and have great reviews
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COMMENT by on March 04, 2011
thanks for responding..do they do u joint work??
COMMENT by on March 04, 2011
I sure they do as most shops do u-joints, But the best thing to do is to call them and tell them you found them on Repairpal.com and explain what the problem is to the best of your knowledge and bring it by their shop for a diagnoses. If it is a u-joint as Pat said its only 3/4 of an hour to replace one plus the u-joint $30
COMMENT by on March 04, 2011
thanks so much really appreciate the help...
COMMENT by on March 04, 2011
Your welcome that's what we are here for.
ANSWER by on November 12, 2014
Front shafts on the Discovery II do not have grease fittings. Very common issue for a front u-joint to go and break causing the shaft to take out the trans. The solution is either getting u-joints with grease fittings or a new front shaft with grease fittings installed. They are available at many locations online for about $350 or so. Easy to install. Replacing the shaft with a factory replacement will cause the problem to reoccur eventually.
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