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more axle problems
Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:46 PM
when turning right or hitting bumps the left axle makes noises.
thinks its the CV or the DOJ joint that has failed?
Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:59 AM
i've used tons of junk yard axles with great results (because they are Subaru axles, at least the ones I've bought).
you can swap sides (left to right) and see if the clicking moves just to make sure it is the axle.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:25 AM
Sometimes it pays just to buy the new part and be done with it.
As long as you dont have any frame rust and the wheel bearing is good there is no reason for the car to cause the axle failures.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:51 PM
It only grinds when i'm going straightish/right and turning right and only on the drivers side.
looking at my engine/trans orientation it appears that the axles are skewed a little to the right if looking out the front windshield. The drivers side is skewed forward a bit and the passenger is skewed back. I would say it is less than 10 degrees. Is there a way to adjust the angle of the drivetrain. I loosened the engine mount bolts and drove around to see if the engine would settle in a natural position. The grinding worsened and would appear in almost any turn to a degree. I am 98% positive this is still an axle issue because evertime i get a replacement they grind right away but still not as bad as the one i replaced. Going to Order two MWE Axles to atleast have constant in this process.
Any help would be appreciated. it sucks so bad having a car that works in every aspect except for damn CV axle!
wish i had Selectable 4wd so i could just click it into 4wd and drive on the rear!
Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:55 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:11 PM
i have a pretty good eye but i can still be worng. I can see the axle coming out of the doj and one side is skewed more than the other. My logic says if all is true then it should be coming straiht out, or both should be skewed the same angle and direct.
With wheel bearing failure why would it only make those noise only one direction? ackward-uneven forces on the worn out bearing?
Also, this car was in an accident with the last owner, front left sidepanel. crushed in the front a tiny bit.
could my frame be bent. cruises down the road straight as an arrow. i highly doubt it but i'm just throwing it out there.
keep them ideas coming!
Edited by hebrewhammer, 22 April 2009 - 09:13 PM.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:12 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:14 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:19 PM
wheel bearings will do that untill they get really bad and the only thing holding the wheel hub on is the axle nut.
Have you got a stethascope around or a wooden dowel. use that to listen to the bearing via the knuckle.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:26 PM
Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:46 AM
try a different wheel for comparison.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:50 PM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:37 PM
the right bearing is harder to turn than the left bearing however it sounds fine and i can't hear any prominent grind noises.
When listening to each bearing the left one seems to be in worse condition but still spins easier. Looks a little rusty around the bearing on the inside of the hub.....i feel like this is a teltale sign of failure.
sound about right...?
Also, any good tips on replacing the bearings....?
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