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I have a 2002 4-door Se. I never had problems like this before two days ago when I press on the gas there was a poping noise until tonight while driving down the road I heard a pop and the axle broke. Can this be fixed for a reasonable price and is this common
 

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Not common, but it does happen. Replace the whole axle Not a terrible job. A garage can do it, 300-400 at a guess. Its doable in a agarge , but you need to know what you are doing, or have help.
 

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dont sweat it man, im on i think my 6th one, if i remember all you need to do is take off the wheel then take off that big locknut in the middle of the rotor, then the bolt that holds your strut to the brake assembly and shit then twist everything outta the way, then theres a little bracket with i think 2 bolts that come out then wiggle it and it should come out like a popsycle stick losing its popsicle. my passenger one has broke about 4 times and my driver side only once, i dont know why but i just keep picking up used axles from scrap yards around here for about 50 bucks .... so all in all id say maybe $100 at the most and probably 2-3 hours for a first time changer then about 30 mins every time after that lol
 

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FWIW....here in St Louis and other places I guess, there are places that sell rebuilt drive shafts, complete with new CV joints, new boots, everything. The cost is about 1/3 of the price of a new axle from a dealer.

Probably a better deal than going to a junkyard since they come with a warranty....you have to return the old core axle. Dealers do this all the time (but they charge you the full OEM price).
 
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