Portland Axles: Repaired and Rebuilt
For vehicles owners in Portland, our professionals are able to rebuild and repair your axles. We are able to sell axles that have previously been repaired or rebuilt. Our experts have over 75 years of combined experience performing repairs and rebuilds. We also have the lathe that we will use to make sure to straighten the axle and bring it back to factory specifications. Also, we are able to deliver axles to any location in the country. We also have our courier service. The courier also allows us to provide door-to-door services to anyone in Portland.
We trust Timken with our axle repairs. We trust them because of the high quality of their seals and bearings. They are also known for their precise tolerances. Their high-quality parts and our warranty which covers our axle rebuilds mean you can trust our rebuilds and repairs. We are also able to modify an axle for any reason you may have. This includes modifying differentials for off-roading. Or we are able to narrow an axle for hot rod vehicles. Whatever you may want, we have you covered.
How does our Rebuilt and Repaired Axle process work?
A damaged axle can either be repaired or rebuilt. If you have a damaged axle then the axle will need to be rebuilt if it has been severely damaged. Otherwise, the axle may be repaired instead. Repairing an axle is cheaper than rebuilding and has fewer parts that will be replaced.
Both processes will have some similar steps. We will first remove all the components from the axle. This includes the ring gear, bearing set, rotors and axle shafts. If the axle is being rebuilt then the ring and pinion are also removed and replaced with an OEM replacement. The axle will then be straightened by using our axle. Then the axle will be cleaned, and the bearings will be inspected and replaced as needed. Any damaged spindle ends are then replaced using the spindle ends that we build in-house. We then take the axles to be reassembled, painted and then filled with fluids. The axle is now ready to be installed.
The rebuilding process will replace all of the bearings with Timken replacements. Then seals on the axle carriers and shafts are replaced with Timken seals. We will then replace any axle shafts with high-quality refurbished replacement axle shafts. These axle shafts have been thoroughly inspected. We can use new axle shafts if needed. Should the rotors on the rear end be bolted behind the hub, then the rotors are replaced or rotated. We do this so the brake pads are properly applied.
When is it worth getting your axles checked?
Even a minor accident could be the cause of a damaged axle. Damage could have been caused by loading a heavy load on a bumpy road, or a minor collision. You could have even just hit a curb that could make it worth checking your axle for damage. If you experience any of the following, you should look into getting your axles checked:
- Leaking Fluids – Damage to an axle can often damage the axle housing. A crack or bend can cause fluids to leak. A leaking axle may not get enough lubrication to run properly.
- Vibrations – Often, when an axle gets damaged you can feel it through your car or the steering wheel. After hitting a curb or pothole, you may feel it almost immediately. It will become increasingly noticeable when you turn.
- Loud Noises – A bent axle causes the gears to come out of alignment. During rotation, the sound of grinding or hitting gears is noticeable.
Delivering from and to Portland
We will use our courier service to allow us to deliver and pick up axles from anywhere in the United States. This allows door-to-door to a mechanic or home in Portland. Should you need an auto shop, these shops in the Portland area are highly-recommended:
1) Rick Harmon’s Automotive Service & Repair is able to do brakes, exhausts, tires, suspensions and other general repairs. Their shop opens from Monday to Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
2) Paulin’s Tire & Auto Care provides an online vehicle diagnostic on their website. They want to go the extra mile for you. They open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Rick Harmon’s Automotive Service & Repair, 31 Morrill St, Portland, ME 04103
Paulin’s Tire & Auto Care, 1020 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102