WHAT DID I BREAK WHEN I TRIED TO TOW MY CAR AND HOW MUCH TO FIX IT?

2002 Toyota Highlander

Tiny

beautyesque

January, 22, 2012 AT 3:56 AM

I had a friend come tow me out of an icy patch and apparently he tied the rope to the axle(?) Now there is a black tarry substance leaking out and the car goes thump thump when I drive. What happened and how much will it cost to fix?

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rasmataz

January, 22, 2012 AT 4:00 AM

You sure its not the CV Joint grease leaking-investigate

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 22, 2012 AT 4:01 AM

Front or back?

Tiny

beautyesque

January, 22, 2012 AT 4:09 AM

Front Right side. And iam sure of nothing considering I dont even know what an axle or a cv joint is. The guy who did it said something about a "boot"

Tiny

fixitmr

January, 22, 2012 AT 4:21 AM

Sounds like you need a new axle. the axle itself can cost under $100 and labor is according to region/shop. here's example of axle. http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/auto/parts/2002/toyota/highlander/cv_axle/cv_front_axle_shaft.html?3593=81642

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