Causes of Axle Failure
If your axles aren’t properly lubricated, friction and heat will build up to the point where severe damage becomes inevitable. Lubrication failure can happen when fluid is not changed at adequate service intervals. Old fluid is unable to lubricate moving parts or absorb radiant heat. Most manufacturers recommend you change your gear oil once every 100 thousand miles. This may change depending on your model of truck and the rate at which you haul. Other ways in which lubrication may fail are if your axle seals leak or your differential plate gasket fails.
If you’ve been in an accident, you’re likely going to need new heavy-duty axles. If your axle housing is affected in any way, your axles are likely going to be bent or warped. This means they’re not going to function properly and won’t receive adequate lubrication. This puts them at risk of snapping when being used. If you’ve been in an accident and need axle work performed, give us a call. At Chuck’s Truck Service Centre, we’re more than capable of removing and replacing damaged axles.
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