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post #1 of 15 Old 04-11-2019, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Half Shaft Snapped

My daughter was driving our 2006 Accord EX-L with around 120K miles on it today. She took a right turn at a green light and the driver's side half shaft snapped in two. She couldn't get the car to move after that so she put on the flashers and stood on the sidewalk and called the police to help make sure nobody ran into her car until the tow truck came.

I've never heard of a CV shaft just snapping like that. Anyone else have this experience?

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I've never heard of a CV shaft just snapping like that. Anyone else have this experience?
You are kidding, right?

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I am happy to hear that no harm came to her.

There are so many of these threads I will stop listing them. Just search.

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It happens all the time, because moisture gets trapped beneath the rubber dampener and rusts out the shaft. Just do a search here.

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Yes, same happened to me but it was a left turn.

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Would it be worthwhile to cut the damper off to slow/prevent this problem if you're still running OEM?
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It happens, more in the northern states where roads are salted. Where do you live?

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It happens, more in the northern states where roads are salted. Where do you live?
A part of Canada where salt use is rare, but not zero... But if cutting it off would save me some trouble at a later date....
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It happened to me.
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Holy crap! Guess who's front axles are getting a thorough inspection on Monday.

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Holy crap! Guess who's front axles are getting a thorough inspection on Monday.
Thanks to DA, I was alerted to this "axles rusted in half" issue last fall, and replaced the axle just in time:
https://www.driveaccord.net/forums/1...r-cracked.html

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Holy crap! Guess who's front axles are getting a thorough inspection on Monday.
It's impossible to see under the damper without cutting it off. It's clamped on super tight.

Your best bet of a visual inspection is if the paint on the shaft has been compromised near the damper. If you seen that, then it's likely the shaft will snap eventually.

I just checked mine this weekend while swapping tires. One side the paint is perfect, on the other side the paint is flaking away. I guess it's only a matter of time for me.

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Thanks to DA, I was alerted to this "axles rusted in half" issue last fall, and replaced the axle just in time:
https://www.driveaccord.net/forums/1...r-cracked.html
Did you replace with OEM or aftermarket? The cost of OEM is high and with all the problems people have with aftermarket Im surprised you make it sound that easy?

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Did you replace with OEM or aftermarket? The cost of OEM is high and with all the problems people have with aftermarket Im surprised you make it sound that easy?
I replaced it with this:
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...433636&jsn=484
about $50 shipped. It's been more than 4 months through a hash winter, I have yet notice any problems with it, except some surface rust from road salt.

Yeah, it's quite easy if there is no frozen bolt. I probably can get it done within 30 minutes, or an hour at leisure pace. The axle has life time warranty.

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I live in Illinois and used an aftermarket replacement that was less than a quarter the price of the OEM part. Driver's side broke on mine and passenger side looks fine - no chipping. But I still wonder if I should have gone ahead and replaced both at the same time for peace of mind.
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I live in Illinois and used an aftermarket replacement that was less than a quarter the price of the OEM part. Driver's side broke on mine and passenger side looks fine - no chipping. But I still wonder if I should have gone ahead and replaced both at the same time for peace of mind.
I don't think that rust can make it under the paint if the paint is not damaged / chipped / flaking. Just check it when changing oil next time. Could outlast the rest of the car.


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