07V6 EX-L Chicago
Just noticed cracks on the driver side shaft. What is that thing for? An immediate repair needed? No noises noticed so far.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/dampenerA "dampener" is something that adds moisture.
A thing that has a restraining or subduing effect.
‘television and booze, those twin dampeners of the revolutionary spirit’
I'm fully aware of 1.2 and 1.3. Never said damper was the incorrect term.https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/damper
See 1.2 and 1.3 my friend. We're talking about suspension mechanics, damper is the correct term when describing said parts.
To your point though, I was off about the moisture part, as it isn't the first thing that's mentioned, but it's also not wrong.
You are right! This video seems to have proved it. Just that we had light snows at least twice, and my axle hasn't snapped yet....... My guess is your axle will most likely break at that point in the axle due to the rust. I suggest you replace that axle before it leaves you stranded and before the snow flies. ...
Are you aware of ones (except OEM) that come with dampers?I replaced my driver side CV axle two weeks ago for the same reason. I also replaced the passenger CV axle 4 months ago because of the cracked damper. I installed cardone brand CV axles without damper from rockauto. Passenger side has been fine. Driver side has slight vibration when accelerating above 65 mph. It probably isn't as well balanced as OEM.