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Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

Has anyone damaged or broke a half shaft with stock power? I'm getting a strange clunking / banging sound when braking hard or when reversing and turning the wheels all the way. I put it up on a lift yesterday and there is some in and out play on both the front and rear passenger side half shafts. Seems strange with 6k miles. Haven't brought it to the dealer yet as the noise doesn't happen all the time. It has the same sound as if you were to bang your fist into the fender. strange. Any ideas?
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

I know of one person, told to me by Jim383 who got an extremely harsh hookup and it broke. SRT came out and determined it was a weak half-shaft and replaced it... I'm sure he can tell you more but what I can't recall is if the guy was completely stock or not (bolts at the most, no nitrous or forced induction)
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

thanks I'll do some searching under his user name. Figure I'll keep driving it until I need an oil change in 1k miles and have the dealer take a look. maybe it will be worse?
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

I would do it sooner than later... I know it sucks being out a car while they look at it but better than letting a potential problem become a huge one. Maybe arrive first thing in the am and wait while they diagnosis it if you are able to.
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

I broke an axle. It was the drivers side CV joint. Wheel wouldn't even roll smoothly it was like I was on a bumpy road and couldn't go over 15 mph. I launched it hard from a dig it hooked and took off and it broke
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

thanks. axle is what i mean by half shaft. I'll take it in after the new years it still drives fine just annoying noise and like i said some left to right slop.
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14's got larger upgraded axles and driveshafts
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

So I really thought the noise was caused by ice and or snow just being jammed up in the front end somewhere. well after a good thaw there is something still banging in the front end. it sounds like one of the springs is under pressure and is turning on the strut if that's possible. off it goes to the dealer on Monday. it seems to be re-creatable so hopefully they sort it out.
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

Is the axle in all the way?? Maybe the clips on the inside if the axle are not keeping the axle held in tight. When mine broke I couldn't even drive it or rotate the wheel so something is probably just loose.
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Is the axle in all the way?? Maybe the clips on the inside if the axle are not keeping the axle held in tight. When mine broke I couldn't even drive it or rotate the wheel so something is probably just loose.
it seems to be. the passenger side has a very little in and out movement, drivers side doesn't move at all not sure what normal is. that might be the noise? I had it up on a lift nothing looks broken the cv boots are all in good shape. there is only 7k miles on it.
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Re: Anyone damaged / broke a half shaft with stock power

back from the dealer. the noise recreated with the tech in the car...win.

all they did was re-torque the K member and all of the suspension components. In what little I drove it today there are no noises. Maybe fixed? It could have been like this from day 1 the original owner drove it 3k miles in just over 1 year so it did sit around most of it's early life.

Well my fingers are crossed.
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