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Q: Will a bad wheel hub mess up the axle?

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Will driving on a bad wheel hub mess up the axle?

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To be blunt - YES, driving on a wheel that is bent could create multiple issues with the axle; especially if it’s a drive wheel. Depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle, a bent wheel can impact the ABS, the cruise control, the transmission, gear ratios and create excessive drag and wear and tear on the CV joint, create a bent axle and other driveline components. Before you drive too far on your vehicle, you should consider getting that bent wheel replaced sooner rather than later.

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