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Old 07-15-2009, 09:49 PM
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Front end noise not bearings!

Need help guys. Searched and searched but did not find anything here. I read on here that you can switch the front bearings from side to side. My TB makes a noise when you are on a curve turning to the right(weight is on the front drivers side). I switched the bearings from one side to the other tonight to see if that was the problem. Still makes the same noise when turning the same direction. What next??? Can it be an axle shaft? Do the axles interchange from side to side? Can I take the axle completely out and run it like that to see if I still have the noise?
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Welcome .When you turn left does the noise go away? Change? Stay the same? What does the noise sound like?
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When you turn to the left the noise goes away. It sounds like a grown and you can feel it.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:43 AM
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could be a bad sway bar end link, on the side that is groaning.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:29 PM
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The CV shafts are identical side to side, and you can run without one or both if you want.
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How do the shafts come out? Can you just pull them out?
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How do the shafts come out? Can you just pull them out?
some suspension dissasembly is required but if you run without them you might lose some diff fluid and make a mess. Like Roadie said they are interchangeable left to right so You can try that. As for sway bar links groaning I doubt it. More than likely lower control arm bushings but they should make noise in any direction so I'm stumpt without actually driving it.
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FWIW: Ive replaced the front wheel bearings/hub assemblies on my 02 Envoy 5x now since I bought the truck in 2004.

Ive had 1 bearing go bad where it makes noise in either direction.

Do not solely use the "swap" diagnosis to rule it out. Just my
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When I had the brakes off last night there is a major sound difference(when spinning the axle) from side to side. The noise on the drivers side sounds like it is coming from the transfer case area. Wondering if that may be the bearing in the case that the cv joint is in?? Thoughts???? Tonight I switched the tires and the rotors from side to side and it is still coming from the drivers side.
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Then that really only leaves the CV axle. I would highly suggest Cardone Select cv axles.

Swapping them is a bit more labor involved to get tem but it'll save you shop labor.
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