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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Nobody else seems to be having axle problems on these cars.
    My driver side axle was making noises 10 or 15 thousand miles ago. I replaced it with a nice used part from LKQ online.

    Pulling it isn't too difficult but you do need a nice pry bar to get it out. Other than that, its pretty much the same job as changing one in a Geo Metro. Super easy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    My driver side axle was making noises 10 or 15 thousand miles ago. I replaced it with a nice used part from LKQ online.

    Pulling it isn't too difficult but you do need a nice pry bar to get it out. Other than that, its pretty much the same job as changing one in a Geo Metro. Super easy.
    Hello,

    How many miles did your Mirage have on it when you started hearing the noises?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy409 View Post
    Hello,

    How many miles did your Mirage have on it when you started hearing the noises?
    Around 218k miles.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...ll=1#post76827

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    Question:

    Because CV joints are supposed to cost a fortune of $ 840, will a CV joint from a 2004-2006 Smart For Four or from a 2004-2012 Mitsubishi Colt fit on our cars? Because they have virtually the same chassis, and share many parts, it might well be they also have the same CV joints.
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    That's an interesting point foama. Do they also share the same Transmissions?

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    Transmissions: The Colt has a similar looking transmission, the Smart is different. There are many aftermarket parts for the Colt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foama View Post
    Question:

    Because CV joints are supposed to cost a fortune of $ 840, will a CV joint from a 2004-2006 Smart For Four or from a 2004-2012 Mitsubishi Colt fit on our cars? Because they have virtually the same chassis, and share many parts, it might well be they also have the same CV joints.
    This is great information.

    I am hoping that someone will confirm that the CV joints from these other cars will also fit the later model Mirage.

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    There might be something out there that'll work. Rockauto shows specs for some a1cardone brand axles https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=587&jsn=587. Does the colt have an abs ring on the axle? The mirage doesn't.
    If someone has a lot of time on their hands and the Mirage axle specs they could probably find something.



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