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Is It Safe to Drive With a Damaged CV Joint?
In a front-wheel drive car, the axles are connected to the wheels with Constant Velocity (CV) joints. These allow the axle and...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Axle CV Shaft Assembly
Common signs include loud clicking noises when turning, grease on the inside edge of the tires, and excessive vibration when driving.
Is It Safe to Drive With a Bent Axle?
Your car’s axles are essential components. They transmit power from the transmission or differential to the drive wheels. While they’re designed to be...
Is It Safe to Drive With a Broken Axle?
Without two operational axles, your car won’t be going much of anywhere. They’re what transfers power to the wheels from the transmission (in...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Bad Axle?
The axles transmit power from either the transmission or the differential to the drive wheels on your car. If one of your...
Why Axle Seal Replacements Can Be Tricky
Changing the axle seal on a vehicle can be challenging, as it may involve working on the engine and transmission to complete the service.
How to Replace a Front Axle Engagement Switch on Most Cars
The switch that engages the front axle fails when it gets stuck, does not activate the four-wheel drive, or is difficult to engage.
How to Replace Axle Seals
Axle seals fail when there is a visible leak or a major puddle of gear oil underneath the vehicle. In some cases, the axle may pop out entirely.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Front Axle Engagement Switch
If your car has four-wheel drive but the system cannot engage, gets stuck, or does not activate, consider replacing the front axle engagement switch.
How to Buy a Good Quality Drivetrain
Drivetrains include the transmission, driveshaft, and axles. Buy an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) drivetrain with a drivetrain warranty.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing CV Boot
Common signs include grease leaking onto the inside of the wheels, vibrations around the CV axle, and clicking noises during turns.
5 Essential Things to Know About Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
With With all the options available for drive wheels in vehicles, it can become confusing as to which is best for you. Here, you’ll learn five things you need to know about rear-wheel drive (RWD) so you can make a...
How to Buy a Good Quality Axle
The The axle is the glue that literally holds the front lower end of your car together. It is that steel rod that connects the wheel to the transmission gears, and allows your car to keep going. When the axle...
How to Buy Good Quality CV Joints
Your Your car’s axle must allow for the wheels to move around, bounce, and freely rotate. This action is facilitated by (CV) constant velocity joints. These unique couplings allow the tires to turn and move up and down in the...
How to Buy Good Quality CV Joints
Your Your car’s axle must allow for the wheels to move around, bounce, and freely rotate. This action is facilitated by (CV) constant velocity joints. These unique couplings allow the tires to turn and move up and down in the...
How Long Does a CV Boot Last?
Without Without the engine and the transmission in a car, it will not be able to run. The power that is produced by the engine of the car is put to the wheels of the vehicle by the transmission. The...
How Long Does an Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Last?
Axle Axle shafts, or CV (constant velocity) shafts, are essentially long metal poles that connect the wheels of your car to the transmission gears, and allows the wheels to rotate. The transmission works to rotate the axle shafts, which in...
The Mechanics of Cars: Simple Machines in Automobiles
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Only drives in reverse
Hello. From what you describe it sounds like your vehicle has experienced some sort of serious mechanical failure. The noises you describe, along with the broken bolt, do sound like they could possibly be associated with a broken axle. In...
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leaking brake fluid
The first thing to check is to see if you are getting low on brake fluid? The only two possible leaks that it can be where fluid comes out of the brake drum will be brake fluid or rear axle...
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Cv axles
Hello. This oil is actually transmission fluid and it is normal to be leaked out while changing them. Just be sure to check the transmission fluid after changing these to ensure not too much has leaked out and that you...
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Clutch not working properly.
This sounds like you have a busted clutch or transmission along with your axles being broken. The broken axles may be an indication that the transmission input shaft or clutch is broken. The engine oil cooler would have to be...
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Alignment
Hello. You only need to change the parts that are actually loose. If the ball joint is loose then it needs to be replaced. If the lower control arm has worn out or missing bushings then those should be replaced....
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axle issue
The noise you get when you try to put it in park is the parking pawl trying to engage while the transmission is turning. It's clear that either the axle has failed, or it has become disconnected somehow. It could...
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Feels and sounds like front half shaft but no appearance of any break or leaks
The front axle CV joints may be worn even if the boots are good. You should also have the front hub bearings checked to see if they are bad.
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Any tips on how to get the shaft out of transmission.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few things you can try. The most commonly utilized options includes larger and longer tools for more leverage. If you are attempting to save the axle you are removing, you will...
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Hey do a dodge Dodge Journey have a straight axle or one axle on both sides
Hello, thank you for writing in. If there is no damage to the passenger side of the vehicle, then do not worry about replacing that side's axle. You can just replace the left side. Double check the rest of the...
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what are the symptoms of a bad axle? 2006 Honda Civic
Hello. A bad axle shows up in a few ways. A visual inspection would first tell you if there is a broken and leaking boot on the axle. Though a boot can be replaced I usually replace the axle. They...
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My car makes a grinding noise when i put it in gear and wont accelerate
The problem sounds like you may have broke an axle CV joint or the problem is in the transmission? I suggest having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and check to see which one is failing. ...
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I had both axles replaced and car still sqeaks alot what could the problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be squeaking for a number of reasons. The best way to tell if it is the axles causing the sounds is to isolate the noise with a series of tests. You...
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I hit a median with the front driver side tire and then my front passenger tire caved in
Hello, thank you for writing in. Hitting a curb can cause damage to the tire, rim, and axle. Evaluating the damage on the drivers front tires is the first step. The tire may be damaged. The rim may now be...
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Got hit by the gas tank on a 2000 nissan maxima now axel looks bent. What else might be broken
Hello, thank you for writing in. In the area of the fuel tank and axle, there are likely fuel and brake lines to be concerned about. This is in addition to the components related to the wheel, axle, and fuel...
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I hear a loud clicking noise on the drivers side by my tire rim when turning the steering wheel front tires vibrating as well.
A clicking noise on turning is very characteristic of a failed outboard CV axle joint. Sometimes, in such a circumstance, you can see that the rubber outboard boot is actually torn and leaking grease. If you see that (look behind...
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Hello, do you know how much it costs to fixed a damaged axel on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra?
At auto parts stores, the axle costs roughly $70 on up. It takes about 1 to 2 hours to install the axle. The job requires special tools though and to ensure a trouble free result, the axle output seal in...
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Seeping rear right axle seal
Hello, thank you for writing in. Apologies for the difficulty in obtaining a quote. Smart Cars are a little harder to price out, and our website may not have been automatically able to do so. The average price range for...
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How long does it take to change rear end on 2003 ford f150
The time depends on whether you are dropping in a pre-assembled (re-built or used) axle/differential or are talking about re-building what you have. To just remove and re-install the entire assembly would require roughly 7 to 11 hours depending on...
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I HAVE A 2009 SRX V6
Between the drive shaft and the yoke into the differential is a u-joint. Based on your description that joint may be faulty and in need of replacement. To have that component inspected, and replaced if necessary, please request universal joint...

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