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Old 06-10-2019, 01:55 PM
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Dropped the car off because it needed the rear brakes replaced. While they were out test driving it, the right-side CV shaft snapped. I'd replaced the left in December 2017 and at the time they told me I should think about doing the other one at some point, but never did.

Then when they were test driving it again, it wouldn't come out of 1st gear. Turns out the shift cable broke.

Glad it happened while they had it and not me, as it saved me a tow. They also offered to cover half the parts and labor. Gotta love quality family-owned shops.
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Dropped the car off because it needed the rear brakes replaced. While they were out test driving it, the right-side CV shaft snapped. I'd replaced the left in December 2017 and at the time they told me I should think about doing the other one at some point, but never did.
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Here's the old axle. You can tell the donut/harmonizer just traps that salt, dirt, and water. Yikes. I'm afraid to look under the one on the pass. side!

You guy's up north got it rough.
Did your axle look similar to the one above??
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Yeah the rubber and other fun gets salt, sand, and water in there and just eats it away. When I broke the last one, I was leaving a stoplight, spun the wheels on some ice and when they grabbed agin, pop it went.
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Just curious, what brand of replacement axle did you / your 'quality family-owned shop...' opt for on your CLS6?
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Just curious, what brand of replacement axle did you / your 'quality family-owned shop...' opt for on your CLS6?
Honda OEM.
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Honda OEM.
Back in the day, somewhere on here, I read that someone suggested, either through personal experience or on the advice of a mechanic, to seal the edges of the rubber dampers with silicone. Which, in turn, would further hamper salt/moisture/grime from getting past the fastened metal bands holding said damper on the axle. Would that sound like a good plausible idea, for you guy's up north, or no??
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Back in the day, somewhere on here, I read that someone suggested, either through personal experience or on the advice of a mechanic, to seal the edges of the rubber dampers with silicone. Which, in turn, would further hamper salt/moisture/grime from getting past the fastened metal bands holding said damper on the axle. Would that sound like a good plausible idea, for you guy's up north, or no??
Makes sense. First time I've had to replace them in 190k miles so I'm not too worried about having another one go but I do know some people seem to break them frequently.
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Makes sense. First time I've had to replace them in 190k miles so I'm not too worried about having another one go but I do know some people seem to break them frequently.
Thanks for the response. Coming from a guy in the South, I remember when I read that, I immediately thought: That's a great idea! However, like you said 190k on an OEM axle is impressive for northern exposure.
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I don't recall seeing any replacements in the records from the first owner out of Texas and I've had it since 60k so it seems a good run so far.
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