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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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Axle Shaft Seal
If there are signs of leakage, puddle of fluid, or the axle shaft pops out, you may need to replace your car's axle shaft seal.
How Long Does an Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Last?
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...
How Long Does an Axle Shaft Seal Last?
The axle shaft seal in your car is a gasket that keeps fluid from leaking out of the vehicle’s differential. The differential itself is what sends power from the engine of...
How to Buy Good Quality CV Joints
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...
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 axles is damaged, it can lead to some serious problems. Is...

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I can't get the cv axle out of my 2006 Chevrolet Equinox
The axle shaft is held in the transmission by a clip at the end of the shaft. With a quick blow the axle should come right out. There is a special adapter that is used with a slide hammer that...
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Snapped bolt on front drive shaft. What is name of part? How mych does it cost? Is it hard to replace?
The inner end of the drive shaft on this vehicle is held within the transmission by a spring steel snap ring. The wheel bearing end of the axle is held on by the axle retaining nut. The wheel bearing hub...
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CV shaft on passenger side keeps breaking. The alignment is done and nothing else is wrong.
Hi there. Check the suspension to the front axle and see if the axle is loose or moving around. If the alignment is good on the front axle and the axle is solid and not moving around, then the band...
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I want to know if i should buy this car for $700 or just wait it out.
If the vehicle only needs a new axle (CV driveshaft) and a new radiator, the price is only "average". However, if there are any other defects at all, particularly significant corrosion on the brake and fuel lines, at $700 you...
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What's the cost for replacing cv joint on 2005 mercury mountaineer
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the Constant Velocity Shaft.
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Axle won't snap all the way back in after replacing motor
If you are referring to the transmission end of the CV axle shaft, you should orient the snap ring (on the splined shaft) such that the opening of the snap ring is completely downward (toward the floor). If the opening...
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2006 nissan quest when put into gear or driving there's a loud clunk
One common cause of such noise is a failed outer CV joint on the CV axle. If you peer behind each front wheel, underneath the vehicle, and use a very bright focused light to shine on the rubber boots that...
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U-joint or CV shaft that is causing my vehicle to shake?
Hi there. The CV shaft that has a CV boot broken can cause a shutter or shaking vibration throughout the vehicle. This is when the grease has gone completely out of the CV shaft and make the ball bearings begin...
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I'm having trouble Installing new driver side (left) CV axle
It's possible that there is some rust or dirt built up in the splines that is preventing the joint from sliding all the way home. If you can purchase a wire brush about the size of a toothbrush, you can...
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Front end makes a grinding noise when I turn. Is that something to do with the rack and pinion steering?
Hi there. The noise sounds like the wheel hub bearings are grinding as you are turning. Lift up the vehicle and put all the wheels off the ground and spin the front wheels. Listen and feel the wheels for any...
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My CV axle won't go in due to a metal piece in transmission.
Hi there. Check the CV shaft and see if the retainer clip is on the end of the splines. If the retainer clip is missing, then the clip fell off inside the transmission. Get a flashlight and a pair of...
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CV Axle failure.
Hello there, without knowing which parts the dealer determined to be faulty I can only offer general advice for your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The CV shaft, CV boots, and axle assembles are common repair items, any one of these...
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Car vibrates after cv joint replacement.
It would be best to have a new part installed rather than using second hand one. The old one my have had problems they tried to fix by adding grease and using the cable ties, but the part is now...
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Need cv axel half shafts replaced.
If a mechanic shows up with an air tool to apply torque to a CV axle nut, run for the exits. The ONLY tool that can be used to tighten that nut is a carefully calibrated torque wrench, preferably one...
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Vibration Under Acceleration
You may be dead on about the CV joint, the car certainly does have enough miles on it for the joint to be bad. CV's will respond to the torque load as well as changing direction, so your analysis is...
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Concern wether my 2 front axles really needs replacement?
Generally, the leaking from the axle shaft area is caused when the boots crack and the fluid is leaked out. The tricky part about identifying this is knowing when the boots actually cracked, when they began leaking and to what...
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When front axle cv shaft is repaired does it come with cv boot
There are a couple basic scenarios when it comes to CV axle repair or replacement. If you have a torn boot on the vehicle, and it has not been torn for long and thus the CV joint is not yet...
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When I'm either in reverse or drive and I turn, the left wheel locks up.
Hi there. Check the suspension and see if it is moving around. This could cause the tire to jam up into the sub-frame and make the tire stop. Otherwise, check the brake caliper and see if its loose causing the...
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Rear CV Axle Replacement 2008 Mazda CX-9
Hi there - it's likely the grease on the CV joint boot is grease from inside the boot, and also possible it's from a leaking differential seal. Based on the noise your wife observed, more thank likely, it is the...
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CV Joint Change instead of the wheel hub assembly.
Customer wants to change the information from having a wheel hub assembly replacement changed to a CV Joint / CV Shaft replaced on the set up page.

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