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Old 16 Mar 2006, 06:56 pm
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Ran into a friend of mine at walmart .He has a 01 Cruiser
He said it vibrates bad and he took in to the dealer
he said they came up with it had a broken front axle.
they blamed it on the fact that he lowered it and it put
to much preasure on the axle.He only has about 5000 miles on it since
he lowered it and he takes care of it like it was his baby.
He is not sure if they are just guessing or what but he does not want to put any money into until he knows that it won't happen again.
plus they want 450 dollars to put the OE springs back in 275 for the
front and 175 for the rear.Any way has anybody else had this problem?
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Jimbo,

Not saying your friend doesn't have the axle problem, but lowering was the first mod I did over 5 years ago and I just past 78K without a problem.

He's probably way out of warranty so tell him to get a second and maybe third opinion and I'm sure he'll get a better price than from the dealer.

Plus, who says he has to go back to the old springs? He could have the axle replaced for about $150 + or -
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Sounds like a universal went on the axle...
Those prices sound high -
How many total miles on car? If the rubber boots on the axle tear, crud gets in and shortens the life..
There are lots & lots of lowered PTs and they haven't been eating axles.
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Jimbo,

Not saying your friend doesn't have the axle problem, but lowering was the first mod I did over 5 years ago and I just past 78K without a problem.

He's probably way out of warranty so tell him to get a second and maybe third opinion and I'm sure he'll get a better price than from the dealer.

Plus, who says he has to go back to the old springs? He could have the axle replaced for about $150 + or -
I told him to go somewhere else that there are tons
of lowered Cruiser's out there that have had no problem.
I wouldn't take anything there to be repaired there.They fix our
postal trucks and don't do a very good job at all.I don't think
it's a broken axle at all. I think they are just guessing.
Anyway if it is a broken axle he doesn't want to have it fixed
just to happen again.Not sure how many miles he has on it.He never drives it in the winter and never drives it to work.Like I said it's his baby.I told him to try some things I've heard of and to get another opinion.I also told him that if he wanted to go back to
the stock springs that I would change the rears for nothing as I have done it several times to my baby.
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If the axle is 'broken', the car won't move. Sounds like they are ducking the warranty. Plus, replacing the rear springs isn't 178 worth of labor. Go elsewhere.
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Ah, since it's not certain it's the axle - ask if he had his tires rotated before onset of vibration - the Good-for-a-years are notorious for vibration.
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if the axle was broken he would know it !!
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if the axle was broken he would know it !!
What he said.

Has he tried getting his wheels balanced and a new alignment? That can usually fix MOST wheel vibration problems.
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if the axle was broken he would know it !!
What he said.

Has he tried getting his wheels balanced and a new alignment? That can usually fix MOST wheel vibration problems.
yes the dealer did that
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if the axle was broken he would know it !!
What he said.

Has he tried getting his wheels balanced and a new alignment? That can usually fix MOST wheel vibration problems.
yes the dealer did that
That would be the same dealer who wants to overcharge him for springs?

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