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1994 geo prizm replaced drive axle and wheel bearings and it sounds like the drver side axle is binding or broken or not in all the way it makes a loud knocking from the driverside like the axle is hitting something this is my second axle in a week could the passenger side be causing this , last week my driverside axle popped out and had to tow my car to the house 2 rebuillt axles in a week and new hub do you have an any idea what is wrong

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I see there are two different axles listed, with and without abs. One is slightly longer than the other. You could have the wrong axle or it could be something inside the transmission. I doubt the passenger side axle would affect the driver side.
Can you raise the front end and make the noise with the car parked ?

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

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SOURCE: Rear Axle Bearing

i know for a fact that the bearing comes with the hub., and if the old bearing is badly damage you may need to heat it to remove it from the axel...so this may be a rather big job if your not equipt
with torch or other ...

Posted on May 31, 2008

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SOURCE: the left rear wheel is towed out

The car as it is would not be safe, even if you find a temporary adjustment for the axle, that had probably been deformed or broken by the shock.
In your situation you need to have the car inspected by a qualified mechanic, and the axle eventually replaced.

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Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 94 Geo Prizm CV or driveaxle?

on this type of vehichle, you have two axles in the front; one going to each side. Chances are that the boot at the axle joint was torn and that is why you are having problem. In teh past people used to replace the boot, this day and age its actually cheaper to replace the axle. So you would need to replace that side of the axle (the half shaft).

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Front end noise

other possible causes of your noise are ball joints, shocks, brake components. What type of noise? Does it change with speed? Over a certain type of bump? While braking, or not? For about an hours labour your dealer should be able to pinpiont your problem and estimate the repair.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: subaru cv axle noise?

Do you know if this car has ever been recked? if your going thru that many axels makes me think something is not running true, a wheel bearing would not make a cv joint in a axel go bad. Did you replace the axels? or did you have them done at a shop, and did you see the old axels after they were replaced. You got bigger problems than a wheel bearing. From what i can gather some thing is bent or your getting bunch of bad axels witch i dought.

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