• Tiny
  • GMB
  • 1990 Nissan Stanza
  • 115,000 miles

I had my 1990 Nissan Stanza GXE with a 2.4L 4-cyl. Engine, Automatic (Locking transmission) carried in to have the tires rotated and the tire dealer and they said that the boot on the driver’s side axle shaft was torn so they replaced it. After 3 weeks the front end of the vehicle started shaking when you decelerate. Once you accelerate the shaking goes away. The tire dealer which replaced the axle shaft could not get the axle out of the transmisson so they carried the transmission to a local transmission shop and they said that the shaft broke off in the transmission and it was because of the transmission and not the shaft. Is this possible, and what questions should I ask or what should I look for to make sure I am not being taken advantage of?

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 11:29 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,550 posts

Did they replace just the boot or the whole axle? It sounds confusing on that point

Nissan has a problem with axles seizing inside the trans. We remove the other side and drive the other axle out from there. It is painstaking but can be done.

The short answer is yes, it can happen. As far as the price, I would shop around at several trans shops to get bids to see if it is inline.


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Monday, October 31st, 2011 AT 12:13 AM

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