Thanks to all of you who responded to my query. I broke down and had
it done by a local shop; they replaced both axels for US$ 380. We had
the brakes done too, as well as replaced 4 tires, so now, after a
couple more fixes, we should be good for another few thousand miles.
Powerwindow lift on driver's door, which I will do, since I've done it
3 times in 4 years already, will be the next project, but I wish I
could find a regulator for less than $103.00 which our dealer wants.
The next will be a timing belt replacement since we're now at about 87K
miles on this one.
Anyhow, thanks for all your helpful advice.