View Single Post
Old 11-13-2010, 11:25 PM
BodhiBenz1987's Avatar
BodhiBenz1987 BodhiBenz1987 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East Coast
Posts: 3,005
Originally Posted by Billybob View Post
I can't imagine that any drop can damage an axle, and I couldn't see anything in the picture. Are you talking about the CV joint boot or some part of the axle itself?

You can use dollies if you've got them or you can also put a wheel back on each hub and roll it out like that if you've got the rear end up high enough.
It's really weird ... it's under the CV boot, where there's a big crack ... it's just this large bump under the boot. I'm pretty wiped out so maybe I'm just losing it, but shouldn't the area under the CV joint be fairly ... round? It really didn't seem like a "drop" that would damage anything ... surely the car has seen MUCH worse on the road in terms of impact! Since I have to take them off anyway, surely I'll find out more.
I don't think the rear is quite high enough to roll it out on the wheels ... too bad I don't have a couple junk rims, that'd be pretty easy. I'll try the wheels though, it's possible it might fit.
1987 300D, arctic white/palomino--314,000 miles
1978 240D 4-speed, Euro Delivery, light ivory/bamboo--370,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Limited, light khaki/slate--140,000 miles
2018 Chevy Cruze diesel, 6-speed manual, satin steel metallic/kalahari--19,000 miles
1982 Peugeot 505 diesel, 4-speed manual, blue/blue, 130,000 miles
1995 S320, black/parchment--34,000 miles (Dad's car)
Reply With Quote