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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  34 years Fixing Cars and Trucks
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The new front left half shaft that i had installed keeps

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The new front left half shaft that i had installed keeps popping out. Something about the clip not catching? What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question,

Was this a new shaft you installed or a remanufactured unit?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure, we bought at Advance it looked new
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

When you install it dose it lock in place , if you pull on it dose it appear to be locked in?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it does appear to lock in, but when it is driven, it pops out.
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

If you bought it at Advance then is most likely a remanufactured unit and its either a defective unit or its not the correct one if it keeps popping out on you under load. I would contact them and have them double check it to be sure its the correct shaft and if they say it is then it has to be defective if you where not having this problem before the replacement.