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Old 12-13-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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Axle falling off

Has this happened to anyone? Axle fell from tranny for the second time this morning

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Nope.

When axles are installed, you need to have clean threads, apply loctite and torque to spec.

After about 500 miles, it's not a bad idea to recheck torque.

I had my axles out to R/R CV Joint boot about 18 months ago and have not had an issue.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Did they fall off, or was it a disagreement and they are trying a trial separation?


Sorry, trying a little bit of levity on a not so good situation.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #4
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when you push the bolt through the cv and into the flange it picks up all kinds of grease. run a cloth through the opening a few times until it comes out clean, then don't move the cv too much so that no additional grease squeezes in there.
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Did they all unthread? I is possible One or more of the holes got egg shaped if it flopped around. Twice all mine sheared I had to drill them and easy out the remains. Use degreaser on the holes and screws. Like Radium King said clean the through holethen install them with a good thread locker Loctite. There is not much space good luck.
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One of the bolts broke. The rest of them were actually clean with no damage at all. Threads screwed in perfectly and everything. Very strange.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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afternarket cv cap or oem? i bought a jobber axle once and the cv cap didn't mate properly with the flange.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #8
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Mine backed out on the driver side axle a few months after I did a rear suspension job. Thankfully was at the entrance of my neighborhood, was leaving a stop sign and heard a pop, and the car wouldn't go anywhere (open differential). I pushed the car back, walked back to my house, loaded up a few tools in my race car, then drove down the street and fixed the axle right there. Was late to work by only an hour or so.


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Old 12-14-2012, 04:24 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=MConte05;319746]...loaded up a few tools in my race car, then drove down the street and fixed the axle right there. Was late to work by only an hour or so.


@MConte05,

Using a Race Car to fix your daily driver, that's fresh!

Shoudda taken the race car to work! I can hear the excuse now, "But officer my Porsche broke down and I had to take this!"

That is provided the cop could catch you!
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...loaded up a few tools in my race car, then drove down the street and fixed the axle right there. Was late to work by only an hour or so.

@MConte05,

Using a Race Car to fix your daily driver, that's fresh!

Shoudda taken the race car to work! I can hear the excuse now, "But officer my Porsche broke down and I had to take this!"

That is provided the cop could catch you!
I would have! Except... I wrecked the rear end of the car at the last rally (tapped a tree ever so slightly) and both taillights were busted out. Soooo, wasn't exactly street legal.
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trees and rallys? two words I don't like close together.

Makes me think of Kubica.

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