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Front end noise question
Posted 14 March 2004 - 12:28 AM
Yet another front end noise for folks to contemplate. The noise is a whump sound that increases as wheel rotation increases and can only be heard from about 25-30 mph on up. If you've ever had a tire tread separate, that's what it sounds like. My wife drove the car while I had my head to the passenger's side floor and it's defenitely coming from either the transaxle or inside CV joint, but it's not a click sound like descriptions in other postings I read. It's always there too - accelerating, breaking, clutch in or out, turning or straight, but I didn't hear when I had it up on jack stands, even when the speedo showed 35 mph.
A few weeks ago I tore into both sides of the front end and replaced the wheel bearings and seals, tie rod ends, ball joints, strut assemblies, and brake pads. I also replaced all CV boots and repacked the CV joints. The sound appeared a couple of weeks after all of this. Is it possible that I pushed an almost worn inner CV joint over the edge? By the way, I triple checked the axle nuts and they're good and tight. Any thoughts? Thanks much.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 12:33 AM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 02:23 AM
The sound you are describing is the same sound mine was making. When I pulled the axle out is was obvious that the DOJ was shot.
Change the axles. =)
Posted 14 March 2004 - 03:22 AM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 09:58 AM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:21 AM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:57 AM
Also, do I need to replace the whole axle assemblies, or can I just rebuild the DOJ's? (The axle assemblies were replaced approx. 70k miles ago). Do axle assemblies come with the DOJ? Lastly, can you guys recommend a good place to order them from? Thanks much.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 12:42 PM
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