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Front axle making noises

My car sounds like th efront axle is about to come off. What should I do?

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  • paula_lopez4 Jan 29, 2009

    Would my car still drive? Because I am driving it.

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If it is makeing loud click sounds when you turn it probly the cv joint like you say axle if you have any friends that you know are good mechanics you can go to Advance auto or Autozone ... a local parts store and get the cv shaft and have them replace it saving you a pretty good chunk of change ...
the shaft price can vary depending on the model car you have ...
i recomend you replace the wheel berring also
NOW if its not making a crunchy clicky sound and sounds more like a draging rubbing grind sound it may just be the bearing if so its easier to replace and cheaper 
If you have to take it to a garage for repair take someone with you that knows something about cars so they dont try to screw ya .... not all garages are bad but alot are.

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Change the axle it will be a cv joint and should only take a couple of hours to change out

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    if you dont get it changed out you will end up stranded and it could break at any time.if you have a friend thats mechanically inclined id get the part and get it put on its called a cj joint or half axle..either name you call it they will know what you need. but you are living dangerous if you keep driving it like it is now

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    please rate my advice..id appreciate it thank you very much

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Look under the car at the CV Joint Boots they are located behind the tire and the brakes. If you see a lot of grease that means that the boot has broken and the CV Joint is worn out. You can get rebuilt shafts at almost any auto parts store.

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