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Old February 25th, 2016, 04:36 PM
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I don't think I have clarified previously, but the front axle is from a 1995 D90. So it doesn't have that bushing.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 05:07 PM
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The later axles have a needle bearing instead, item 21. Did you check on that?
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Old February 25th, 2016, 05:20 PM
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Yes, I did inspect it. I had a new one to put in but the old one did not appear to have any more play in it than the new one. Plus I didn't have a good way to remove the old one since it is hard to access from the back side to knock it out. It doesn't seem like there would be enough play there to create the noise I hear, but I'm sure it's possible.
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I'm out of ideas. Is your caster much more positive than usual due to cranked radius arms? Maybe an alignment / toe issue causing slop in the diff to take up due to scrub? Loose panhard? Bad ball joints? Trying to figure out what would cause a low frequency intermittent sound.
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Old March 20th, 2016, 06:32 PM
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Might be a stupid question but should the CV joint be able to bend far enough to hit the inner shaft?
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Yeah, that's normal.
Of course when its inside a swivel housing the range of motion is limited.


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I replaced the other side but the knocking noise remains. Trying to decide if I should replace this one too. The wheel bearing on this side had a lot of play, so replaced that. Will probably just do the cv since I have it all apart.
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I replaced the other side but the knocking noise remains. Trying to decide if I should replace this one too. The wheel bearing on this side had a lot of play, so replaced that.
Do you mean the whole hub was loose?


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Old March 20th, 2016, 07:27 PM
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I mean when I jacked the wheel up and grabbed the top of the tire I could move it because of play in the bearing. The hub nut was not loose.
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Make sure you are checking the swivel bearing and setting the swivel preload while you are there.
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Make sure you are checking the swivel bearing and setting the swivel preload while you are there.
Yeah...the symptom you describe (wheel bearing nut tight but wheel has play) is classic swivel ball tension issue.
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Old March 20th, 2016, 09:31 PM
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Would the swivel preload cause a knocking noise?
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Would the swivel preload cause a knocking noise?
No idea but it aint right so fix it
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