Question about 1997 GMC Jimmy
You posted a solution on my problem with my 1997 GMC Jimmy. You said if the hub bearing is tweaked a little bit it will make a sound. If the shock absorber is bad will that tweak the hub bearing? Does that explain why it only makes the sound in 2 wheel drive versus 4 wheel drive?
Yes if your shock is bad it will MAY have tweaked the bearing just a bit. It doesnt take much at all. When the pressure is off the bearing (ie 2wd) your shock should keep that bearing from moving "Floating" around a whole lot in the hub, when you add the 4wd now you have the drive axle and the shock keeping the bearing from "floating" moving around. 4wd is a more stable for your suspension which helps to keep things in align (hence the more power and stability). You may have a good bearing here, but may have a bad hub. Since you have replaced the hub and the CV Shaft. I would suspect you are having a bearing issue. The bigger question is how and why? Feel free to ask me anything more about this. I am willing to help you in any way I can to help you get this resolved. Is there anything else that you think maybe contributing to this? Anything parts you replaced other than the hub/CV Joint?
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Posted on Nov 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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