Symptoms of a failing Rear Axle Assembly
Noises are the most common sign that the rear axle is headed south. The gears and bearings in the axle system can create a symphony of whining and growling noises. Excessive clearance between the gears can also cause a clunking noise that, in many cases, is most apparent when the vehicle is put into gear. Weir axel noises are a great sign that you might need to repair or replace your axle.
Is there a pool of fluid underneath the rear of your vehicle? Well, my friend, you may have a leaking axle seal or gasket. Rear fluid leaks are a great sign that you might need to repair or replace your axle
Shuddering or vibrating car
A failing differential may also cause a shuddering or vibration felt throughout the vehicle and that’s about as fun as it sounds. Failing differentials are definitely a part of your car that you need to replace. If you hear weird auto noise, it might be time for a replacement or repair.
Car doesn’t move
If the axle assembly has experienced catastrophic internal failure, power won’t be transferred to the drive wheels and the axle wont spin the front or rear wheels. Guess what happens then? That’s right: nothing. Your vehicle won’t move. If your car won't move it's probably a sign that you might need to replace your axle.