Questions tagged [axle]

A shaft that intercepts the center of a wheel or gear, usually referring a shaft attached to the wheels on the bottom of a car, truck, or other vehicle.

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What is axle tramp?

I saw this on the Grand Tour and here's another video of a severe case of axle tramp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQ5iZQTQJI Why does this happen? Apparently, it is more likely on a vehicle ...
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Volvo S40 seemingly transmission failure

I've got a Volvo S40, 2.4L, automatic, model year 2007, with 95k kms. Lately I had my front axle replaced because I had significant vibration at specific speeds. I've also got serviced (oil, filters),...
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Vibration Activa3G

My Activa 3g vibrate or feels little jerk when it's steady speed 40-45 kmph, it feels that front tyre/ axle rod is bouncing even on plain road. Please suggest the reason and solution
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Is car axle and shocks for SUV/pickups and sedans so different?

Over here we have regular roads and highways, but there are tons of potholes everywhere. The potholes aren't huge (if I hit any of them, the car frame won't touch the road), but there are many. Many ...
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Chains hanging from rear axle of trucks

I often see trucks (school buses, ambulances, sometimes dump trucks) which have metal chains hanging off the rear axle, on either side of the differential. What are these for?
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Honda Accord 8th Generation clicking on turn

I have had clicking during turning with Honda Accord for three years. It's frequency of noise does increase year from year. Brought to new mechanic one year again. He did say, eventually "axle", ...
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How long does it take to wear out cv joint boot?

What is the recommended time to replace CV Axle on Chevrolet Suburban?
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How to raise front of car safely?

i need to get under front of car for oil change and some exhaust work. Do I just put front on axle stands and what do I do about back tyres? The might roll either way right? so do I put chock ...
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What causes rear axle shaft breakages in heavily loaded trucks on uphill shifts?

Where I come from the ISUZU FSR 33H is the preferred truck for transporting heavy construction materials. The truck is capable of hauling loads in the order of 6 to 7 tonnes. However I cannot help but ...
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Audi front axle buzzing/humming sound

I have this weird buzzing sound with my 2008 Audi A4 (B8) coming - probably - from the front axle. First I thought it was the engine or exhaust making this sound, but the sound is not dependent on ...
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What could cause a clicking/popping noise when driving straight? (video)

Car is automatic front wheel drive Toyota. The sound comes on light-medium acceleration from speeds 15-35mph even when driving straight and it sounds just like a bad CV joint. In the video I have ...
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Can't get shaft into transmission

I have a 2WD drive 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.4... I have been frustrated trying to get this part in for 2 days. I am trying to replace my CV axle but for the life of me, I cannot get this shaft ...
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Toyota Camry 1996 - Axles failing every 5 to 6 years, is that expected?

We bought our 1996 Camry in 2000. A year later the axles started to fail so we replaced them in 2001. Then those failed and were replaced in 2006. Those then failed and were replaced in 2012. Now ...
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Are exploding axles common?

I just got my '99 Subaru Foresters front CV axles both replaced two weeks ago, but just this last Friday while I was driving home one of the new axles "exploded". I'm wondering if that's something ...
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Does the 2008 Chevy Malibu need different driver/passenger axles?

Engine is 2.4 L4 (Non-Hybrid) I ordered two axles from a site that said the axle fit both the front right and left. Here is the part: CONSTANT VELOCITY DRIVE AXLE - CARDONE SELECT [NEW] Part ...
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Does replacing axel cvs imply replacing the cv boots as well?

I got an estimate for replacing my cv axels today and I was wondering if this job includes replacing the cv boots. I am not knowledge on this subject, so this may be a dumb question, but are cv boots ...
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i replaced cv axle but still making squealing noises

i have a 2005 hyundai sonata. Can a cv axle made for anti lock brakes be used on my car if i dont anti lock brakes? friend installed anyway.
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Damaged axle spline

Because my car made some weird noises I decided to replace the matching CV joint. After removing it (I needed several sharp hammer blows) I discovered that the spline of the axle shaft was damaged. ...
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Rear Axle Damaged

I have a 2011 Chevrolet Beat (both Petrol/LPG version). It has a long history of uneven wear and tear in the rear tyre which neither the tyre companies are ready to accept nor Chevrolet. I am trying ...
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Are the axles on a cargo trailer supposed to be visibly bent?

Looking forward to buy a new cargo trailer so I could convert it to a camper. I was wondering, when I check the axles should I see them perfectly straight with the naked eye? Is there a way I could ...
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Possible causes of rotational axle play and rattling

Car is a 2007 Saturn Aura AT A while ago I ran into a large rock with my passenger front wheel, insurance paid for the apparent damage but about a week later I started feeling rattling from that ...
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Tool for stubborn CV axle

I'm trying to remove a particularly stubborn half-axle from an Audi A3 8P (2011). From what I understand, the process should be: Loosen axle bolt from initial position while vehicle on the ground ...
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Noisy Hub - Does the EVP cover it?

Not a mechanic, but I've changed hubs before, so I know the sound when one is starting to go out. Ours is, but the real question is "Is it covered?" We have a vehicle protection policy and part of ...
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Adapting transmission half axles: best way to?

The car I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120, 70's, RWD, rear-mounted engine), uses half axles for the transmission, that goes inside housing elements (thick "pipes"). These axles uses pin-and-guiding ...
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What to do about this rust on trailer wheel, suspension and part of axle?

I'm working on my 9 year old box trailer (a Lynton Loadtrekker), replacing the rotten plywood floor. There is some rust - see the pictures below. I think this is a torsion bar suspension system (...
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Are portal axels the best option to maximize clearance?

I want to slightly lift my truck, say, 2017 Ford F450 Platinum, but not ridiculously, just practically. I'm not seeking out obstacles to conquer. I just want to have an advantage in those cases (...
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Why do multi-axle vehicles have “innie” and “outie” wheel hubs?

Observe these multi-axled vehicles: See how their wheels are either "innie" (stick inwards) or "outies" (prodtrude outwards). Why is this? I note that in 3-axle (6-wheel) vehicles in particular, ...
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2007 Escalade - grease on front axle

07 Escalade 6.2L AWD I had the front RH wheel off and saw this: Is the grease from the wheel bearing, or the axle? Can this sort of thing be repacked, or should I replace the axle (and/or bearing)? ...
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Why do some axle repair bearings have two seals?

I installed axle repair bearings on my Ford 8.8 axle today. Everything I could find online said to install them seal side out. The ones I got however have two seals. Why would the axle repair bearing ...
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Modify transaxle tip to have splines instead of key slot

The car I'm rebuilding, an old Skoda Estelle with rear mounted engine, have transmissions axles that uses a key to secure the wheel hub. Its tip is conical, as the hub whole. The problem is that it ...
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Are rear rigid axles repairable? If so, how?

So basically I had a t-bone accident (I was hit on the side) and as a result of the crash the rear wheel on the driver-side is now tilted inwards (kind of like it had negative camber) and a little bit ...
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Are transmission axles hardened?

The car I'm rebuilding, an old Skoda Estelle, uses a key in the tip to secure the hub. I want to change that to axles and hubs with splines. However I did the "file" test in the old axle, and with a ...
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Help to modify RWD trans-axle bearing design

My project car is RWD with trans-axles running inside independent housing sleeves, as in the diagram below. The problem I have is that each axle use only one weird, fat, double track, axial bearing :) ...
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Why is my drive axle clunking when I first accelerate or release the pedal?

I recently replaced my drive axles and my passenger side clunks when I first accelerate or decelerate. It also clunks when I let it coast at a low speed. Pushing on my brake stops it. I'm thinking it ...
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Does this part have anything to do with a C.V. drive axle?

I was changing my cv drive axle and when I went back out to the street I noticed this part lying with all of my stuff. I'm not sure about what it is but I'm kinda worried. It's clean and smooth, and ...
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Is it necessary to have the wheels of a car aligned with the body when parked, due to weight on the axle? [duplicate]

My uncle says a driver advised him that whenever the car is parked, the wheels have to be aligned with the body of the car, or else there will be un-necessary weight on (I think) the axle or wheel, ...
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Difference between Limited-Slip Rear Axle

What's the difference between 3.15, 3.31, 3.55, 3.73 TORSEN limited-slip rear axles? Been trying to build a nifty 2016 Mustang GT Premium Fastback on Ford's website, and can't quite understand the ...
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Torque wrench or impact gun on large bolts

For very large bolts (example: axle nut) I often see mechanics just use an impact wrench, typically they let it "rattle" a certain time and then they consider the bolt tightened. Is this also common/...
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How to calculate the angular velocity ratio of a cardan shaft?

Recently this question has been bugging me, and while it might seem simple, I was not able to find a satisfactory answer. Suppose we have a cardan coupling like in the following picture, where the ...
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How can I check if a wheel axle is straight?

I might have bent the front axle of my motorbike. How can i check if a wheel axle is straight? I'm looking for tips on how to do this in case i don't have dedicated tools available.
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What Damage may Accompany a Broken Axle

I was looking at buying a 98 Honda Shuttle with a broken right side axle, and was wondering what other damage I should keep my eyes open for which might normally be seen together with a broken axle.
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How Much Grease to Put into the CV joint?

I'll be replacing my CV boots soon and was planning to clean out all the old grease and put in new grease. Should I pack the whole thing full of grease, including the boot, or is just packing the ...
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Best Way to Clean CV Joints of Old Grease

I'll be replacing the CV boots on my axles pretty soon and was wondering what the best way to clean the old grease off is. Are there any common solvents that would be useful, or are just a bunch of ...
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Couldn't Get the Axle Out

I wanted to replace the boots on my 99 Almera MTX ( same as the Sentra ) and I got all the way to the point of pulling the axle out of the tranny but I couldn't get it out. I tried to pry it out with ...
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Are there different greases for inner and outer CV joints?

I was watching a video by Eric the Car Guy on changing a CV boot. In it he mentioned that there are two different types of grease, for inner and outer CV joints, which can be identified by the colour ...
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Tire Vibration from right rear tire at high speeds

The tire appeared to have a slow leak as I kept having to add air to it. So, I used Fix a Flat and now I have vibration at high speeds from that tire. What do you think might be the problem. I have ...
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Rear wheel wobble

I recently took my '12 Yamaha R6 completely apart when I repainted it. When I put it back together I didn't realize but I'd forgotten a washer on the swingarm axle which was causing some movement of ...
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How do I replace front CV axles for a 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport?

A mechanic has found that I have two split CV joint boots on my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, and I want to try and replace the axles myself. However, the shop manual for the drivetrain is very ...
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Axle nut sizes on a 2001 Honda Shadow

It seems that the axle nut on a 2001 Honda Shadow are different sizes on either side of the bike. What size are these so I may get the correct wrench to work with them. I have tried other sources ...
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Rhythmic sound coming from rear end

There's a rhythmic sound emanating from my rear end, and I'm not sure what exactly it is. It varies with speed and is consistently present, regardless of clutch in/out, acceleration/deceleration, etc....