When it’s time to replace one of your axles, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the information out there. We took the time to put together a complete guide that offers all the information you need in one place.
Why Your Mitsubishi Has Front and Rear Axles
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The front and rear axles (if you have AWD) on your Mitsubishi keep your car moving. One or both sets of your vehicle’s axles work with the engine and transmission to deliver torque to your wheels. You can read more here about how front and rear axles work.
Replacing Your Axle Assembly: OEM Vs. Aftermarket
Wondering if it’s a good idea to get a cheap aftermarket axle instead of an OEM one? It’s actually a pretty bad idea, and this article explains why. Basically, OEM axles are much more durable than aftermarket axles. That’s a pretty big deal because when it comes to axles, durability is everything.
How to Replace an Axle Assembly on Your Car
To many, replacing an axle assembly is an intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s actually something most people can do with a car lift or jack and a good set of tools. The process basically involves lifting your car, removing the wheels and other parts, and then replacing the axle assembly. There might be a tutorial that’s specific to your Mitsubishi model, or you can follow this tutorial for the Eclipse.
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