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    Soo i had my 2001 gti for about 8 mouths now and broke the front drive side axle 4 times?

    any list of things to check or replace?

    Thanks ahead of time!


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    Are you using oem or autozone type axles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcrazydx View Post
    Are you using oem or autozone type axles?

    The first time i replace them i used oem. now i have kragen because they came with life time warranty.

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    Can you take pics of the axle angle..Is your car lowered? Does the axle slope downward from the tire toward the motor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcrazydx View Post
    Can you take pics of the axle angle..Is your car lowered? Does the axle slope downward from the tire toward the motor?

    Yes its lowered on some eibach very slight drop tho...nothing crazy like all these other ones lol. I can check that out in about 20 min im gonna go pick her up form the shop.

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    I had the same problem on my 03 GTI. This retarded mechanic replaced my whole axel instead of just the boot. The axel he replaced them with were junkyard refurbished and kept breaking and wobbling until the axel he replaced three time shatered shooting bolts into my tranny. I went to VW and had them replace it, and its been good since. Be very careful cuz that can get expensive.
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    Default Re: Axle....?

    Do you drive your car real hard all the time?
    Is the same shop replacing them? if so try doing it yourself
    Idk what kinda mods you have possibly too much power for the oem/stock ones.
    Is it your axle or your CV that keeps going?

    Dont be discouraged they go all the time i just replaced mine.
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    Well the shop only did um once...i did it the other 3 times. yea i was thinkin too much power too jus an k04 with 20psi. iv saw and heard of people running way more then wut i hav on stock axles...i dont really drive it really hard unless at the track once maybe twice a month?...

    its not the boot on all of them the boot has bin good...all the grease still there... it jus snapped twice and the other two broke jus had a really bad wobble drove home from school goin 25..lol.

    thanks for the help!

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