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Front wheel seems about to fall off

My 1992 GMC jimmy started making light grinding noises near the front right tire a couple days ago. I didn't think much of it until I also heard a "clunk", then more grinding/squeaking, and then another clunk (it felt like the tire turned a little bit too). I was able to nurse it home with just a few more squeaks, but what is broken, or whats about to break? It seriously feels like the wheel is about to fall off.

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  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    With What you Discribe Sounds like Wheel Bearing, If its a 4by4 is it? Lower Ball joint should be checked too.

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Could be a cv joint or ball joint ... jack up the vehicle... grab the wheel in the 9 and 3 position and see if you can move the wheel side to side.... tie rod if you can... then grab the wheel at the noon and 6 position... try to move the wheel up and down.... ball joint if there is much play in it.

CV joint quick test is just to go into an empty parking lot and turn the wheel all the way to the right and drive slowly... hear a ticking noise... then the left and listen for a ticking noise.

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It sounds like the Bearings are out on that Wheel. You Could have caused damage to the Spindle in addition. Not a Cheap Fix by any Means. Check the Bearings and Spindle for Breakage.

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