1. Abnormal Noises
This occurs when the axle is no longer rotating smoothly. Typically a clicking noise will be the indicator, especially while cornering. In some cases a grinding or clunking sound will accompany an axle that needs to be replaced.
This is very easy to detect and is usually indicative of a CV joint issue. Replacing the joint is usually a simpler and less expensive problem, but any axle issue can be potentially dangerous. In sever cases, the care may feel like it has a warped wheel.
3. Loose Movement
When the vehicle is lifted or resting on jack stands, moving the wheel should cause a very small response from the axle. If you feel any significant movement, it means the axle has lost integrity and needs to be replaced. This issue is most prevalent as mileage exceeds 100,000.
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