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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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Pop/Thud noise when backing up
The noise you are hearing is most likely an outer constant velocity joint on the right side or passenger side of the car. Have the axle joints checked to see if the outer joint boots are torn. If they are,...
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Crunching / cracking sound when turning sharp right at low speeds
The noise is most likely an outer axle joint. The joint that makes the noise when turning right will be the right or passenger side axle. If it was turning left and the noise happens then the noise would be...
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hi! got new half-shafts aka drivetrain in the start of this year and now im getting vibrations when accelerating in second gear
Yes, start by checking for play in the shaft joints and check the motors mounts. If only one side is bad use chassis ears to isolate which side is causing the problem. If the half shafts were "bad" (as in...
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inner Cv axle wont come out?
You will need to get the axle removal tool at a parts store and hook it to a heavy duty slide hammer. Give it some good raps with the slide hammer with the tool behind the axle joint. This should...
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Have a prob with my front drive shaft jus not sure exactly
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Dodge Dakota. You should have a mechanic come and check the problem for you. If you do have an issue with your front drive shaft, most problems with an axle CV joint is...
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Front CV drive shaft
Hello. The most important sign is when you drive there isn't any vibration. If the source of your question is due to a vibration and you suspect the drive shaft, the best way to check it is to put the...
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There is a popping noise coming from the rear passenger side.
Hi there. The constant velocity (CV) shaft is making the sound as you make a turn. The outer bearing is seizing up and clicking the bearings in its race. I recommend replacing the CV shaft to that side. It is...
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Front end problems and I am a basic car mechanic. I do the easy work. I worked at a Toyota Dealership for a few years and never encountered this problem.
Hi there. Sounds like that the CV shaft is failing on that side of the vehicle. The outer bearing in the CV shaft is what you are hearing for the clicking sound. The bearing is probably dry and needs replaced....
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Would you consider an aftermarket CV axle or only a genuine Honda one?
The on-line price for the axle, at Honda Internet dealers, is about $500. Personally, I wouldn't buy an aftermarket "air freshener" for a car and so, yes, of course you should buy the OEM axle simply because the OEM axle...
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How does the motor separate from the transaxle?
Hi there. On a 1998 Sebring V-6, the engine and transaxle are connected from the flywheel in the back of the engine. There are a few bolts connecting the two along with multiple sensors and a few brackets as well....
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New CV axle caused what looks like positive camber
Hello. Your Daytona needs to be aligned. The bottom attachment of the front struts is often the adjustment point for camber on many front-wheel drive vehicles these days. When the strut is replaced, the alignment is "lost", and the suspension...
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How fast and how long can I drive with a broken CV shaft?
Once the boot of the CV joint has broke open then over a short time the grease will be washed and slung out of the joint. At the same time you are losing the lube you are getting dirt, dust,...
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While turning right and left, my car makes a popping noise from the drive axles
Hey there. This is likely a sign of failing CV joints. All front-wheel drive cars have "constant velocity" joints or CV joints on both ends of the drive shafts. Inner CV joints connect the drive shafts to the transmission, while...
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A loud 'pop' occurred, and car will not drive foreword or back. Did my axle break? 2012 Dodge Journey
Hello - this scenario seems to me to be a failure of a CV joint the axle, or the transmission itself. Turning and accelerating puts a great load on CV joints. If this is no longer a warranty-covered item, I...
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I was told by a Honda Dealer that the axle seals must be replaced in the front. I want to get a second opinion.
The axle seals are pressed into the transaxle case and their purpose is simply to keep the transmission fluid from leaking out of the transmission (and keep dirt and water out of the transmission, too, of course). There is an...
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How do I remove a CV axle that is stuck in the transmission?
If the CV axle is stuck in the transmission it will likely need to be removed using a bit of force and the correct tool. If you cannot pull the axle out with your hands, then an axle removal tool,...
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Changing the CV axle front passenger side
Hi there. As long as you ordered the axles for the model with the automatic transmission with the 2.4 liter engine, then the axles are the same. The engine size and the type of transmission are the only things that...
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Diffference between driver side and passanger side cv axle - 2001 ford escort zx2?
The drivers side axle will have a male end on the CV joint with a retainer clip that goes into the transaxle. The passenger side has a female end on the inner CV joint. Both axles outer CV joints have...
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I can't find a CV axle
The Integra axle may not work with your hubs, and you could end with the same concern. If the original transmission will bolt correctly to the Integra engine, then the civic axles will work. However, with mismatching transmission and hubs,...
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ABS/CV axle problems after installing new axles.
Hi there. The hubs to the vehicle are designed with the harness in the middle of them for the ABS sensors. You may have installed the wrong CV axles. The replacement CV axles for the vehicle are a different design...

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