Thanks for the replies. 110k miles. The left one broke about 3 months ago, same place, in the small shaft portion near the weld, but not at the weld. That broke in a benign way, front sagged on that side, resting on the rubber bumpers. It broke while traveling 15 mph on a smooth street. The right one just broke, same location but it shifted aft and was seriously wedged against the half axle. That God i was going very slow. If it broke on the freeway like that, it could have been very dangerous. Seems like a design flaw. It broke on me up in the bristlecone forest at 10000 ft elevation the sierras on a smooth road 30 miles from hiway 395. AAA came to the rescue with Mr Ks auto in bishop. They came up the hill with a flatbed and took us back down the mountain. Lesson learned, i should have replaced both when one broke.
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