Symptoms of a failing Front Axle Assembly
If you notice abnormal vibration when you’re cruising, this can be a sign for a bad front axle assembly. You might appreciate the weird massage it gives you, but it is a warning sign, and should be treated as one.
General piece of advice: If your car shakes, rattles, or vibrates, something is wrong. Unless you’re off-roading, cars aren’t supposed to do that.
Ready for your first lesson of Cars 101? Here it is: Cars shouldn’t make weird sounds. Besides the purr of your engine and whatever is blasting through your stereo. Anything else should be a giant warning sign.
So, if your car makes a whining or growling noise, that could be bad gears or bearings inside the front axle assembly.
Ready for your second lesson? Leaks are a bad sign. There are a lot of things in your car that can cause leaks including a faulty front axle assembly.