[Vwdiesel] HELP - WHEEL FELL OFF !!!

82 Diesel Westy dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 8 15:26:39 EST 2006

That would explain where the end of the stubby axle
went then I guess, out the hole in the tranny case,
Seeing how cruddy everything was after the 1st repair
scared the hell out of me as it was.  It was like they
worked AROUND the dirt and road grime, how much of
that was shoved in the tranny during the fix?
You have to clean the god dam area you are working on
first, then start to repair things, rule #1.
Well, it came back and bit them in the butt, I am not
sure what is fare for both parties here, sorry.

Good luck, Bryan

--- Rolf Pechukas <rbp at 4u2bu.org> wrote:

> hey all
> latest update for those of you following the saga:
> - stubby axle arrived and is installed, everything
> supposedly 100%  
> including tranny
> they found a hole in the tranny case where end of
> stubby axle  
> apparently got caught by ring gear and punched
> through
> (@ golf ball sized hole, they said)
> they are going to have the case welded
> Q:
> in arguing with them about who pays for what, I
> have:
> - grey area about the stubby axle
> my feeling was that it didn't break until I drove
> long distance on it  
> w/ shaft working its way loose
> but James has convinced me that its a good
> possibility axle broke on  
> initial incident
> so: split the cost of stubby axle ($135)? what's
> fair here?
> - definitely, though, they did not check stubby axle
> when they did  
> initial repair
> which everyone agrees was truly  their mistake, and
> that everything  
> that happened as a result of that oversight should
> be on their dime
> I'm assuming stubby axle tip broke through tranny
> case during my 70  
> mile drive after initial repair
> but I suppose its conceivable that IF stubby axle
> tip broke off  
> during initial incident, that somehow in the 50 ft
> it took for  
> vehicle to skid to rest, if tranny was still
> spinning, that piece  
> might have popped through
> so what's fair here? opinions?
> IF they had checked the stubby initially, they
> EITHER would have  
> found it intact, in which case they put on the new
> retaining clip and  
> send me on my way
> OR they would have found it broken, in which case
> I'm buying the new  
> stubby, and they're looking for the clip and stubby
> tip inside the  
> tranny, and maybe they also find an exit hole in the
> tranny case, or  
> maybe it's not there at that point
> just trying to figure out what's fair and what my
> position should be  
> when I finally (10 days later) get my van back
> tomorrow and we have  
> to settle up $$
> (and no they did not provide a loaner vehicle)
> thanks for any thoughts
> -- 
> Rolf in MA
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