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Driveshafts keep breaking

Would lowering a 1997 SH cause the driveshafts to fail prematurely? I have had two fail on the same side.... My mechanic wont warranty it any more because the car is lowered
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

possibly. what brand are you using?
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

i don't know what brand they are. they are re-manufactured according to my mechanic. They usually use OEM parts all they can so i would imagine whatever is closest to that....
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

are you doing any aggressive driving? obviously things like launching the car with have an ill effect on cv axles.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

i dont ever launch the car. the clutch is going out so im trying to eek the last bit outa it. I drive the car aggressively but smoothly. Like when downshifting i heel toe. I get on it to say the least but still it shouldnt break them. Also both times the driveshaft has broken its been raining.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

how far is the car lowered, mine is lowered about 1.5in and i use ****ty duralast axles with no trouble. im sure the added stress of having the car lowered cant help but ive never had a problem with mine.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

its lowered to the point of no wheel gap. its on stock SH rims.... Ill be honest i dont know the exact amount.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

hmmm... i dont think just being lowered would cause them to fail so quickly, in fact if this were the case many members on here would have the constant headache of replacing them.

try going to a different shop and make sure they are using good parts and know what they are doing. replacing an axle is fairly easy but anything is possible nowadays.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

Yess u will break ur axles/ drive shafts prematurely. I go through about an axle a year.. (give or take) There is a good thread on this forum about it but i can't seem to find it right now.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

if thats the case then im well overdue for a failure
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

How did they fail, did the boot rip off? and just the end got damaged through, or does teh axle just snap in half? what you want to do is feel for any contacts the axle may be having as you are driving. Many people lower their cars and have really no problems with axles. I work at an autoparts store, and axles aren't replaced as often. I'm guessing your mechanic is doing something wrong, or the re-manufactured axle you have is no good. If it broke within a year twice he should be able to warranty them, because the warranty usually lasts 1 year if defective. give me more info on how they got damaged and I can probably tell you more.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

just to chime in here a little , the axles shouldn't break unless they stress with a lot of torque ,or parts use in the rebuilt were not quality ,or parts were not installed correctly .
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

the first time the axle broke was at the wheel. the 2nd time it was at the inner boot. it completely came out of the boot. This shop is supposed to be but every time they do work on my car something isnt the way i want it. Then again im a picky SOB. The first time the installed the axle after the first failure they didnt pack the join right and i had to take the car back within 10 minutes and have them fix it....
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

something is wrong with those axles im guessing, go buy some autozone axles and you'll be fine, seriously. I've been slammed in all my car with regular autozone axles, lauching, driving aggressively...and never had a problem.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

yeah from now on ill be installing my own. I do work on my car but usually leave the hard sh!t to my mechanic.
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

you said both times it broke it was raining well heres a possible I doubt it though when you broke them could you of been spinning your tires and caught a dry spot in the road causing you to all the sudden to grab traction and break them? idk im just throwing a idea out there
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

well the first time it broke i was just babyin the car as i pulled outa the gas station. 2nd time i was heading up a overpass. So i dunno what it could be...
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Re: Driveshafts keep breaking

like i said, its highly unlikely that just being lowered is causing this. get different axles and go to a different shop.
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