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Axles interchangeable?


Probationary Member
Mar 27, 2012
Wasilla, Alaska
Quick question. Axles... Missing the passenger Axle from my GSX automatic. Can I use the Axle from the GSX Manual?

To the extent of my knowledge, they are not interchangeable. I'm seeing different part numbers online for a auto vs. manual left front axle.


Supporting Member
Jul 23, 2012
Aurora, Colorado
Ok, wasn't sure... Guess I'll hold on to the axles in case I switch to manual later. I'll tell ya what. If I can pull off this engine swap (never done this extensive of work), i don't think the transmission swap will be difficult.


Proven Member
Oct 9, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska
I really would love to have this question answered because I got the only driverside axle for AWD that advance had, and they don't have another part for a MT driverside AWD on their website. From what I can tell, it looks the exact same as my original, but obviously I don't know for sure and would rather not have to do this install twice...:coy:


Proven Member
Oct 9, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska
Auto and 5spd list different part numbers.

Then show me which that is because A) I still can't find it and B) even with autozone the specs between auto and manual AWD driverside axles with ABS are the same (teeth, splines and length etc). :confused:


Proven Member
Feb 10, 2011
Lindwood, Minnesota
The outer axles is the same the difference is in the half shaft

the auto driver side half shaft is longer than the manual. Not by much but it is longer. Ill throw a pic up

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Auto on top
Manual on bottom

It's at least 3/4 of an inch longer

Also so you know. All the other axles are interchangeable.

With the exception of the rear.

All LSD axles are the same but only work with LSD diff

All non LSD are the same but only work in non LSD diff.

Hope all my info helps.
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Supporting Vendor
Oct 24, 2012
Hamilton, ON_Canada
Just to confirm, the info Cornfed gave is correct. Fronts are the same except for the half shaft that bolts to the block and the rears are the same as long as LSD/nonLSD aren't cross-matched.


Proven Member
Dec 11, 2007
fenton, Missouri
If you are replacing the drivers side be sure to use lock washers or thread lock to secure the axle bracket.

My previous axle moved around enough to make the axle seal leak which took out my transmission during a road trip. FML.
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