Can an axle failure cause transmission damage?

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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?

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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.

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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

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