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#1 Old Jul 22nd, 2003, 03:28 PM
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broken drive axle?

Yesterday I was driving my normal route, except when I downshifted for a turn, I heard something snap and power was not being delivered to the wheels. I could still engage gears, and the speedometer would move proportionate to the RPM/gear but the car itself would not move. I had it towed to a garage and the mechanic said I probably broke my drive axle. I called him today and it was indeed broken.

Just wondering if any of you have broken your drive axle, and how much was it to replace/repair it?
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#2 Old Jul 24th, 2003, 04:59 AM
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if u dint know yet... but it costed me 150 . but i got 50 back for being 'ing in the Core [the broken one] . but yet i just replaced the rite side boot only. and my left one rite now is exposed and is klinking and is about to go. any 2nd.. haha its kinda terrifying.. waiting for sum cash till this weekend..

well i got mine at Auto Zone. and u get Life time warrenty on most the auto parts..
#3 Old Jul 24th, 2003, 09:07 AM
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i've never broken one of the axles themselves. my cv boots tore and i replaced the axles. they were only like $100 each. so with labor it should only cost you about $150
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#4 Old Jul 24th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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hrm i think i just got raped then on price

picked it up yesterday and invoice says
140$ for the axle, 120$ for the labor
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I dropped $200 @ Mieke or one of those places. $75 for part rest for labor.

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#6 Old Jul 24th, 2003, 03:18 PM
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welll save them $ for labor and DIY! all u need is go rent the huge socket set from O'rielyz' or sumthing for $80 and get ur money back wen ur done. its not relly that hard to do.

some firends of mine and .i change them. plenty of times. and to my nieghbors eyes' i swear. my garge looks like a chop shop. but with sum record of mine i would see why.hhaha
#7 Old Jul 24th, 2003, 03:23 PM
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i wish i could do it myself, but I don't have the mechanical inclination to do that, and plus I can't work on my car in the parking garage (im in college, live in a dorm)

anywho, its already done and im driving it back home this weekend to get rid of it and my parents are buying me a new car because this is not the first time its broken down on me in the middle of nowhere, and also ive spent probably about 6000$ in repairs on this car that i bought for 3500$. Most likely going to buy a wrx; tired of fwd, no power, weak parts.
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Must be nice to have parents who will buy you a wrx. Might as well just get a touring 350Z. Maybe even a track, the same for a loaded 350z vs a loaded WRX. And WRX are AWD but i believe are 60/40 toward the front.


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#9 Old Jul 28th, 2003, 02:47 AM
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i paid around 350 to replace couple cv boots and a halfshaft.

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the weird thing is .
if u loook turn the tire as if ur turning RIGHT
and then goto the driver side and look bhind the tire. u see the CV boot. but look kinda. above that but the the rite more. and u see another thing looks just like it . it guess. its for turning. and stuff. but is it calld a tie rod?... it has a boot too. but mine tore/rippd and exposed the bearings and stuff in it.. and. does anyone know where to get a boot for that?.. i went every auto store. and they happen to say. "we can get it. but for domestics not imports." thats just rediculous. ...

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