Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I think my front axel needs replacement

asked by on

Car felt like it had a ball in tire I checked under the car and I saw the boot of the axel little torn and I think that's the problem

My car has 9100 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It could be that you need to replace an axle, but don’t stop looking at the tires yet. Axles usually manifest with a popping noise on sharp turns before they get so bad that they can be felt in the steering. It would be a good idea to get the car off of the ground and spin the tires, inspecting the the tread and sidewalls for any apparent defect. Of course if you have a broken boot on your axle, the boot needs to be replaced.But It might pay too have a professional check it out to be sure if you need any more than that. Contact Your Mechanic to have a technician come out to your home or office to check out your BMW and let you know what its going to take to fix it.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Smell coming from A/C vents

It sounds like you have a leaking heater core inside the evaporator housing and would need to have it replaced. If you have the heater bypassed then you will not have heat inside the car and the temperature control will...

Q: 2011 bmw 328i making loud squealing noise under hood ahen driving.

Hi there. In most cases, when you hear a constant squealing noise while driving it's due to a serpentine belt that has become loose and need to be replaced. It could be a different belt, pulley or the power steering...

Q: Rear wheel came off

The most common cause of wheels falling of of vehicles is under or over-torquing the lug nuts. If the lug nuts are over-torqued, the studs they tighten down on will become stretched and therefore weaker. It is also possible that...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...