How to tell the difference from broken front axle and broken differential?
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    How to tell the difference from broken front axle and broken differential?

    Loud clunk when driving. Doesn't matter if it is in gear or not. Does it every 3 feet or so. The car is pretty much undriveable.
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    Everything looks fines under
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    The axle is intact, with intact boots, and connected securely? It is not broken? The hub is intact? The splined connections to the gearbox and hub are both OK? The steering is intact?
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    Yep yep yep
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    Something intact isn't broken, so the intact axle isn't the issue.
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    Center diff! Stop driving it and get it towed on a flatbed to the dealer.

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