Rear axle slipping out.

Rear axle slipping out

My car has 96798 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Experienced mechanics share their insights in answering this question :
Hi there. If you have a solid axle housing on the vehicle, then the c-lock on the axle broke causing the axle to come out. If your vehicle has CV Shafts, then the joint to the CV Shaft may have broke off a bearing causing it to plunge inside making the shaft fall out. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your axle issue.

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The most frequently reported problem is the engine failing before even hitting 100,000 miles on the odometer. The issue mainly concerns the 5.7-liter V8 Hemi powertrain and is typically the result of dropped valve seats. On average, owners have spent $5,570 to replace the entire engine with a new one.
On an axle using a pressed bearing setup, the axle is held in place by the pressed-on wheel ball bearing and possibly a pressed collar or retaining clip adjacent to the bearing. The bearing assembly usually fits into a flanged cup that bolts to a mating flange on the outer axlehousing.
The issue is limited to model year 2005 trucks built between January 2004 and August 2005. The problem stems from a rear-axle pinion nut that can work its way loose, potentially causing the rear axle to lock up without warning. FCA reports that three accidents and one injury are potentially related to the issue.
Your Dodge Charger can last as many as 250,000 to 300,000 miles by taking good care.
Things that can break your vehicle`s axle include poor maintenance; an auto accident; hitting curbs, potholes, or bumps too hard; and overloading your vehicle beyond its weight-bearing capacity. The axle is responsible for transferring the engine`s power and transmission`s torque to the wheels.
What happens if your bent axle finally breaks? If you`re lucky, your car simply won`t move out of the driveway; if you`re unlucky, the wheel bearings will seize while you`re on the road, and the tire and entire wheel will fall off, leaving you with an out-of-control vehicle.
By putting too much stress on the new car, we mean driving too fast (more than 50 mph) for long periods of time or by towing or hauling another object, such as an RV or a boat. This can cause your differential to overheat and start to break down.
Poor quality gear oil, or old oil that needs to be changed, can cause damage to your differential. Burning smells and whining sounds are just a few common symptoms of oil contamination or oil that is past the change date.
The 2006 Dodge Charger Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5. It ranks 19th out of 32 for all car brands.
The 2006 Dodge Charger Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5. It ranks 19th out of 32 for all car brands.
Regardless of which trim you are interested in, avoid 2006 Chargers as it experienced many first-model-year issues and has received more NHTSA complaints than the other four years combined.

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aloha! i was told it would cost me $1870 to get a rear axle replacement. i have a 2006 toyota sequoia with mileage of 80,000. it
ANSWER : Aloha. Ah – the infamous "it’s all gone" excuse. To be quite blunt, you’re being ripped off. If a professional mechanic can’t explain what exactly is damaged with any mechanical component, they are taking advantage of you. I would get your car back and contact a different mechanic. Or, feel free to send us some information about the symptoms your car is experiencing that led you to take the car to the mechanic in the first place. Maybe we can help diagnose your issue and allow you to bring that info to a different mechanic. Mahalo.

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Full Floating Rear Axle Housing
ANSWER : Hello. Usually the entire axle is replaced when there is a serious failure with the differential or one of the axles. Usually a failure of this degree will render the vehicle undriveable or immobilized, or at the very least will produce noticeable symptoms. If there does not appear to be any leaks, or noises from the axle housing then I would ask the service adviser why he is recommending an axle replacement.

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Leaking fluid in front of pumpkin rear axle where drive shaft connects to get. Not sure if i have a bad rear pinion seal
ANSWER : With the age of the vehicle, a worn / failed pinion seal is the most likely cause. Inspect the pumpkin and cover for any damage. If it is apparent that the pinion seal is leaking, make sure the pinion bearing is inspected for excessive play. A worn bearing can eat through a new seal quickly. Have a certified technician inspect the axle and if found to be the cause, replace the pinion seal. Have it done as soon as possible. At the same time, have the axle seals inspected as well. Low gear oil level in the axle will damage gears and bearings in no time.

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Loud banging from rear suspension of Ford e350 cutaway van single wheel rear not dually.
ANSWER : Look at the suspension on the rear of the van and see if there is anything that looks broken. If not, then the bushings on the shackles on the leaf springs could be damaged causing the leaf springs to shift when going over bumps causing them to bind up. If not, then the leaf springs could be cracked causing the spring to be weak and making the spring bumper hit the frame. If you need further assistance with your suspension making a banging noise on the rear, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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Removal of the rear axle from the rear deferential, any special way to do so? Pulling on it doesn’t work.
ANSWER : There is a special axle remover tool or a slide hammer that can cause the axle to release from the housing.

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Rear axle question
ANSWER : The leak on the axle seal may be minor if you did not notice the level to be low when you checked it. I cannot say it will last for 2 and a half hours of driving, since this is when the differential will get the hottest and may leak worse. I suggest having a mechanic diagnose your oil leak and have it repaired before going on the trip, since a cheap repair now may become an expensive repair if you drive it and the rear end locks up after it lost all its oil.

In the meantime, feel free to read more on differential/gear oil in this article.

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Transmission axle sea
ANSWER : You didn’t mention that you had the axle replaced but if you did the new axle may be the wrong one for your car, or you may have to get the replacement axle and seal from the dealer.

This vehicle in particular may have had a certain year of seal and axle, which then changed during the following year or mid year. The only way to get it correct may require the specific dealer parts by using your VIN number, it’s the only way to get the correct ones if you keep having issues with aftermarket parts. I’d recommend having a certified mechanic diagnose it to help you find the right replacement for your axle shaft seal.

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I hear a rattling noise in the back of my car.I was told I need rear struts not sure which parts
ANSWER : Hi there. I would strongly recommend having a professional mechanic accurately diagnose the issue you’re having if you are going to have a private, non-Mercedes Benz certified mechanic complete these repairs. By having one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and completing a car is making a noise inspection, they will be able to pinpoint the source of your noise and recommend the right repairs.

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