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97 mountaineer breaking front axle shaft

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by mountaineerbeast, July 6, 2011.

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  1. mountaineerbeast

    mountaineerbeast Active Member

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    I'm about to go off roading on friday and i was wondering,

    Will the wheel still stay in place if i break a front axle shaft so that i could get back to camp? or would the wheel keep trying to fall off?

    I'm not sure but i think the awd hub would keep the wheel in place.
     
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    In my experience a broken CV needs to be repaired on the spot--or close to it as the broken end will bang the crap out everything around it. As long as the bearing cup is what is broken the spindle and nut "should" hold it all together. You cannot drive without the spindle end and nut in place, the bearing will self destruct and the wheel will fall off.
     
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    So if the nut and cup are still holding it in place then i could remove the front drive shaft to prevent further damage.
     
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