Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Snapped bolt on front drive shaft. What is name of part? How mych does it cost? Is it hard to replace?

asked by on

Snapped the bolt on the front end of the front drive shaft. What is the name of this part so i can get a new one and how much should i expect it to cost? Is it hard to replace? Can i do it at home?

My car has 187555 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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 through which the axle is installed has five threaded studs which are used to mount the wheels. If you are referring to breakage of one of the five studs, the wheel hub assembly has to be removed from the vehicle to effect replacement of the studs. Anytime the hub is disassembled a new wheel bearing has to be installed because the process of disassembly (in a hydraulic press) damages the bearing. If you are replacing one stud, all should be replaced in order to ensure that all are serviceable once everything is re-assembled. If you desire that this service to be performed on a mobile basis, at your home, by a certified mechanic, please request wheel hub assembly replacement.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Snapped bolt on front drive shaft. What is name of part? How mych does it cost? Is it hard to replace?

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: cv axle fell off. RF side. Lower control arm, tierod, and all else ok. 2014 jeep compass 4WD With 6f24 (6speed) trans.

There is a steel snap ring that fits in a grove on the transmission end of the axle. The snap ring is designed to retain the axle within the transmission. If the snap ring has broken, or otherwise come off,...

Q: Battery light

You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...

Q: Can up use gear oil in place of brake fluid

The brake system has rubber seals in it which are not compatible with mineral based oils of any kind. Introduction of these oils in to the master cylinder will cause the brake system seals to swell thus preventing normal operation...

Related articles

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.