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Old 12-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Broken pass. axle = no park??

Sitting here waiting on a tow I thought I'd inquire as to why I get no catch in park with a broken CV?

I thought that was internal to the trans and not dependant on the axle??? Or is there something bigger going on here?

I had no warning, just pulled onto the street and pop, then a grinding sound. I see that the outer cv broke, but see nothing else. No fluid dripping.
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Because there is a differential in your transmission just like in the back of a RWD. Both tires need to be on the ground and connected to the transmission. the side with the broken axel will just rotate opposite direction of the good side.
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I'm suspecting your parking pawl broke, and the sudden stop of the diff is what broke your CV axle.

What made the parking pawl fall is beyond me. (at least that'* what I'm suspecting)

The car won't stay because of the nature of how the differential works. Once the other axle is in, it will work again.
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