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2005 k3500 dump truck front right axle breaking

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 00bluegtp, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. 00bluegtp

    00bluegtp Member
    Messages: 71

    Whats the deal with these newer chevy axles breaking? This thing only has 6k on it and its had 5 installed just this winter season. They just seam to explode. We take it to the dealer everytime. Is there a reason for this? And no im not driving it in 4 wheel on dry pavement. Only pavment with snow on it.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    5 axles in 6K miles? I'd say something else is wrong
  3. 00bluegtp

    00bluegtp Member
    Messages: 71

    what else could cause this? bad front diff?
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    There simply is no problem at large with our front axles.Can you be more specific when you say ''explode''? If your same dealer has now done this you say 5 times,they would have had to have done an analysis of what's going on.What are they putting in for lube and how much?
  5. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Something else has to be wrong. Has it been in any accidents that would have bent the A-arms or suspension mounting points?
    Did someone put the wrong gears on one of the diffs?
    Different size tires?
    What breaks? The axle, or the CV joints?
  6. 00bluegtp

    00bluegtp Member
    Messages: 71

    problem solved... The frame was cracked causing the wheel to push in and pull out on the axle cause the joints to wear quickly. The frame was welded and seems to be good now. One of my guys must have hit somthing really hard with it. Wow i guess the fisher plows are stronger then the trucks frame.
  7. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Where was it broken?
  8. alternative

    alternative PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,164

    Probably where all the chevy's break...behind the control arm- its a flaw/weak link with Chevy's. There are a few threads about gussets to weld on for preventative.