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.....
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.
Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions
Volkswagen Jetta Experts