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Rear Axle

The rear axles on your Duramax-equipped truck are perfect for daily driving and light duty applications. Once you start adding power, driving your truck off-road, or start to tow more than you usually do, your factory axles may need to be upgraded. Whether you are upgrading your axles for more power or need to replace a bent factory axle, Merchant Automotive is going to have everything you need to swap your Duramax rear axles. We offer axles from some of the biggest names in the industry to give you high-quality components.

What Are Signs Of A Bad Axle?

The rear axle in your Duramax truck can suffer a few different failures. Some of the most common axle problems include a bent axle, broken axle, or sheared splines on your axle shaft. These problems will usually showcase themselves with clunking sounds coming from the rear, wheel area vibrations, and grinding noises.

Can You Drive With A Broken Rear Axle?

Driving with a broken rear axle is not possible as you will lose the transfer of power to the drive wheels. A bent axle can still be driven on if it is not drastically bent, but a broken rear axle will cause your vehicle to not be able to move. Most instances will require the truck to be towed to your local repair facility to fix the axle before it is driveable again.

How Much Does It Cost To Fix A Rear Axle?

When it comes to fixing a rear axle, the cost is going to be determined by a variety of different factors. The type of truck, the amount of components that need to be replaced, and the cost of the replacement components will all affect the overall cost of replacing rear axles. You can estimate your replacement to be around $500-$1,000 for a factory replacement axle repair.