I sprang the rear wheel axle beam when I hit something, when I ran off the road the other day. and it made the rear weel tow out some.. just enuf where I cant drive it..the axle is just sprung and does not have any serious damage.... Is their any way I can fix it without replacing the axle beam?
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Re: 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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although the tow bar weight is within limits
the load distribution bars ( torque bars -stabilizer bars --sway bars etc) not only help distribute the load but act in such a way as to stop the trailer /caravan for developing the sway that tends to make the driver loose control at speed
they also , when properly adjusted, keep the ride height of the towing vehicle level and that improves stability
remember that although the bar weight is 175 kgs that amounts to a load of 525kgs over the rear axle or extra 525 kgs on the rear tires ( mass multiplied by distance from drive axle or rear wheels assuming the distance from the axle/tires to the tow ball is i meter---heavier if the bar is further back from the tires )
to use the distribution bars lifts that weight off the rear axle and places more of the load on the trailer wheels
As a result the car / trailer combination is much safer to operate than without the bars
If the issue is persistent while driving on smooth road, your issue may be related to a bad wheel bearing. If the issue is only persistent while hitting light bumps its probably more related to a bad suspension bushing or component like a ball joint.
I'd inspect both sides and try to detrmine if you see any differences in the sides. If a boot or something along those lines are torn that could be the culprit.
I'd also suggest raising the rear of the vehicle and attempting to move the rear wheels up and down or back and forth (please use jack stands and have someone with you while doing so) to see if the wheels move. That may allow for some clunk that you can maybe see/hear.
That a CV joint you're describing. That boot protects bearing from dirt getting in and grease from getting out. You don't have to hit anything, they split with age, deteriorate and sometimes actually twist on shaft and gives the appearance like you smacked something. Replace or have someone replace CV joint and boot on that wheel and you should be good to go.
that car should be front wheel drive and will not have a rear axel but will have an arm of a frame on the back you probably need to take the car to a tire store you trust and see if they bent something if not then you will probably need to get a 4 wheel alignment to true the back end and prevent that uneven wear.
I would say not to as you could have a serious safety problem with the brake system, an axle shaft bearing. or have a supsension & wheel issue of some kind. I would strongly suggest getting it looked at as you certainly don't want to cause an accident should something fail while driving. I tow in a lot of vehicles that break down while on the road and I'm a strong believer in "safety first" when it comes to any unknown problem, plus even a simple tow can get to be quite expensive depending on where the break down happens and what is wrong. Be safe and good luck!
Hi, yes, I have replaced the air-suspension on a personal towncar sedan I owned with coils and I can say the ride was rough, you can use softer tires and a lower psi in tire to make the ride a little bit smoother, noisy because the rear axle was not designed for a coil to rest on it, so the coils "rub" on the axle when traveling over bumps, and the shocks should be replaced with new heavy-duty but soft type. If it's just the driver and a few passengers, this conversion will work, if you don't mind a rougher ride. BUT if your towing anything or have the trunk and passenger area loaded, the rear will sink, but most likely the tires will not touch the wheel well unless your towing a boat or camper or hit a big hole on the road.
Ok, from your description it could be front axles, four wheel drive, or maybe something else. How many miles on the crv? Did this noise start gradually, or all at one time? here's what you need to check the front axles. There is a boot (made of rubber) that surrounds the axle. It is located at the center of the wheel under the car. You need to look under the car to inspect this boot for damage (torn, ripped, grease covered). The boots will crack and eventually deteriorate so that dirt and road debris gets inside and ruins the axle. If u have high miles, or have hit something on or off road, it can damage the boot causing a noise like u describe. Check both front wheels to see if there is any damage to the boots. Let me know what u find. countrycurt0