Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Self-installed axle not spinning.

asked by on

I bought some new axles and attempted to put them on myself. Now, only the driver's side axle spins and not the passenger's side. I need someone to fix it since I am afraid I might mess up the transmission.

A: When installing new axles there a some thin...

When installing new axles there a some things that can go wrong, but if the axle is completely inserted into the transmission then the transmission should be fine. If you run the car and are getting power to only one of the axles then you may have received the wrong axle for the vehicle. Since you are not comfortable going further with this you should enlist the help of a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Strange whirring noise coming from the engine

It sounds like you are getting water built up inside the evaporator housing and need to unplug the A/C drain or you will flood the evaporator, blower motor, and resistor with water and short the motor and resistor again. If...

Q: Muffler dragging on ground

The location of the components along the exhaust system makes them prone to very bad rusting. Rusting is ever worse in colder climates due to the use of salt and sand on the roads when winterizing. In addition, rubber hangers...

Q: Clicking noise at lowspeed turns, vibration when stopping abruptly, mechanic said need axles & no grease left. how long do i have?

As for "how long you have", unfortunately you needed to replace them when they were mentioned. With no grease to protect and lubricate them, the clicking noise you hear is the joints basically grinding themselves apart. Is this potentially dangerous?...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...