View Full Version : Axle question

07-22-2014, 01:59 PM
I bought a used oem axle to replace mine since the boot tore and was clicking. When it shipped to me, the balls from the inner joint had fallen out and were rolling around in the box. The seller told me it was normal for the balls to fall out during shipping even though I've never seen that before. The seller assured me I should install the balls back into the inner joint and install it on my vehicle with no worry of my vehicle being damaged.

Is this normal? Has anyone had the balls fall out and then installed back in? Will this compromise my axle or vehicle? Thanks!

07-22-2014, 02:10 PM
its fine.

07-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Not uncommon at all. In fact if you're handling the axle while off the car (such as replacing the outer boot) there's a moderate chance the inner joint will come apart and need to be re-assembled. Happened to me a couple weeks ago while replacing the outer boot, despite trying to avoid it...

07-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Sounds good. Thanks!