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Old 11-07-2009
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i broke my cv axle but looking at it know i think it's the bearings for the cv axle

today i went and played in some mud which didnt last long due to the cv axle breaking, and i don't know anything about trucks so i'm learning as i break stuff haha. i removed the whole cv axle to keep it from flopping around while i drove it back home so my question is can i still drive it around in 2wd with the cv axle removed? so what do i have to do to fix i'll try to get more pics up to help anybody anwer this question and thank's to the one's who replyed already

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You don't have a signature, so we have no clue what your truck is...


But juding by the avatar, you've got a 01-05. And your wheel bearings stay together via the CV shaft being bolted to it. Don't drive it without a CV shaft, or at least your broken CV shaft cut in a fashion that you can bolt it to the hub. The wheel bearings could last 5 miles or could last 50ft. you don't really want the bearings falling apart on you while youre driving...

And....your front diff is full of fluid. Being a live axle truck, the axle internals are always moving. Taking a CV out and leaving the other in, your diff is still spinning and you'll be losing fluid out the side you removed the CV...which eventually will result in blown up front diff by overheating.
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i just found this site the other day what is a signature? i have a stock 2001 4x4
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Wouldn't completely removing the CV shaft f**k up the front end anyway being a live axle setup? Removing the CV axle would coincidentally let all of the diff fluid leak out while driving wouldn't it?
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what exactly is broke on that CV shaft? how do you know it's broke? Only time I've seen one snap in half is when the front was locked/spooled and wouldn't unlock.
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i have indenpent front suspension if that helps to answer the question
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We know that....read the replies, please.
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i guess it's the u joint closet to the wheel i heard like a grinding so i checked it the the cv boot was off and the bearing where falling out and it was like a circle ring that was in a few peices
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i had it in 2wd when this happend
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here is a pic of some peices of it
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Here fixed it for you. Get another CV and install it. Don't drive without one in. End of story.

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alright, thank y'all and does anyone know how much a new will cost
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Not sure. Just run to AutoZone or a parts store in the morning and ask. You can check online.
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