Can an axle failure cause transmission damage?


Asked by May 15, 2015 at 05:29 PM about the 2005 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I took my 2005 Accord to a Honda dealership because it was vibrating (it would start at about 20-25 mph then it would stop at higher speeds). They said that I needed to have both front axles replaced. I chose to have aftermarket parts. The shaking continued, so I brought it back the following week. They said that the passenger side axle "failed" and they replaced it. The shaking still continued. I brought it back the following week and they said that they weren't really sure what was wrong. They said that using OEM parts might not solve the problem, and that it might be the transmission but they weren't sure. That was back in August. I started taking my car to another dealership. I paid to have them look at the axles that were installed and they said that they looked ok (weren't loose). I just got my car inspected and was told that the axle seal on the passenger side is leaking bad and they suggested I take it back to the other dealership. I did and they told me that I need a new transmission ($4,088). Is it possible the axle that "failed" caused the damage to my transmission?

2 Answers


yes a bad axle can cause your transmission to go bad. when the axle vibrates it moves in a oval pattern instead of a circular pattern it can cause excessive wear on the differential inside the transmission. it can cause transmission leaks due to a damaged seal if you grab the axle closest to the inner joint near the transmission and you can move it up and down that is a sign the differential in the transmission is worn. the only thing to fix that would be to have the transmission replaced or rebuilt with a new differential in it.


Do you think that there is any way to prove whether or not the axle could have cause the damage? Would something like that be apparent by looking at the differential? Thanks

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,860
#2 FordNut
Reputation 1,520
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 1,340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
1,135 Great Deals out of 57,877 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry"
1,595 Great Deals out of 97,672 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord Coupe"
174 Great Deals out of 11,497 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Altima"
1,397 Great Deals out of 87,430 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Maxima"
449 Great Deals out of 23,905 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,378 Great Deals out of 66,831 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda CR-V"
1,612 Great Deals out of 81,344 listings starting at $1,695
Used Acura TL"
275 Great Deals out of 6,877 listings starting at $2,395
Used Hyundai Sonata"
978 Great Deals out of 51,509 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,638 Great Deals out of 39,719 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger"
670 Great Deals out of 30,159 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,101 Great Deals out of 72,184 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Pilot"
579 Great Deals out of 19,396 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Avalon"
365 Great Deals out of 17,401 listings starting at $1,195
Used Kia Optima"
593 Great Deals out of 32,296 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord LX For Sale
6,910 listings starting at $19,999
2016 Honda Accord LX For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 2,109 listings starting at $16,983
2015 Honda Accord LX For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 924 listings starting at $12,895
2014 Honda Accord LX For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 1,445 listings starting at $11,520
2013 Honda Accord LX For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 1,487 listings starting at $9,500