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Asked by Apr 08, 2008 at 11:24 AM about the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i hit my jetta 03 on the curb really hard and bent the whole tire is there a rear axle in the back some shopssays yes and some say no.....am i looking at a whole lot of money to get it fixed.....

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There is an "axle carrier," which is basically a dead rear axle -- like the rear axle in your old "Little Red Wagon" you may have had as a child, it is just there to mount the rear wheels, bearings, struts, etc., to, and does not have any function as far as powering the vehicle like a "live" rear axle in a Rear-wheel drive car would. In many cases it doesn't even look like an axle, just half of a metal U-channel bolted to the body of the vehicle towards the center, one on each side. That said, there may be some damage to the axle carrier from your curb hit.

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