Without knowing the problem, I can't say how safe it is. Regardless, with the vehicle in the air (on a rack) has the mechanic tried to duplicate the sound with the vehicle running and in gear?
As far as repairing a bad joint, anymore axles have become much cheaper to purchase. With the high labor rates, it works out to about the same price between repair -vs- replacement. Go with the new parts.
Thursday, November 5th, 2009 AT 7:55 AM