Shimming vs. replacing the axel- what's the difference?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by team_planet, May 14, 2015.

  1. team_planet

    team_planet New Member

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    So apparently it looks like my axel got torqued, found out during my last alignment. I admit I know nothing about cars, but the way it was explained to me made it seem like shimming is a less quality solution for a bigger problem that could be solved by replacing said torqued axel. Is this right to assume or am I missing something? Do people replace entire axels or is that a pricey and unnecessary endeavor? Thanks for reading. Cheers!
     
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    Have it shimmed. Perfectly normal. Hal
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Sorry, we need more information.

    Is this a rear wheel? If so, which one?

    Did you get any written documentation to share with us?

    Bob Wilson
     
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    did you take it in for a specific problem? that sounds pricey.
     
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