Q: passenger side axle broke- how do I get the part out that connects into transmission

asked by on February 20, 2017

Trying to replace passenger side axle - in the process only part of it came out and the broken piece is still in place - how do I get the broken end out as its not sliding out ?

My car has 146000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

On the passenger side, be sure to remove the retaining bracket bolts. The splined segment of the axle that is within the transmission is retained in the transmission by a spring steel retaining clip known as a circlip. As you force the axle out the clip is compressed and the axle will pop out. In your application, you can pry out the axle but you have to be careful if you pry against the transaxle case because if you do it wrong, apply too much force and in the wrong spot you will crack the transaxle case and then the transaxle will likely have to be removed from the vehicle. If the axle doesn’t pop out immediately, do NOT continue because if it doesn’t come right out you are doing something wrong and obviously that’s when things get broken. WEAR EYE PROTECTION AND MAKE SURE THE VEHICLE IS ON STEEL JACK STANDS, NOT A HYDRAULIC JACK WHICH CAN COLLAPSE WITHOUT WARNING. If you want these steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request removal and replacement of CV axles and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

Brand new CV axles causing vibration?

An alignment will not cause a vibration but if one of the tires was out of balance this can cause the problem if on of the weights fell off during the axle service. Once you get all tires balanced see...

When accelerate, car hesitates and jerks

It's hard to say the shop is wrong when they have been able to visually inspect the car while I have not. If you do not trust the shop's diagnosis, it cannot hurt to get another mechanic to take a...

Air conditioning blows hot air

Hello. If the AC will not blow cold air, then it may indeed be low on refrigerant. Most AC systems will not allow you to simply add refrigerant without jumping the compressor to get it to turn on. If the...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Altima
While While it may not be quite as modern and sporty looking as some other models, the 2012 Nissan Altima is still a huge contender in the mid-size sedan category. With both four- and six-cylinder options and a CVT (continuously...
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...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re looking...