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1998 jeep cherokee sport manual trans.

While driving I hear/feel something in drivers side front wheel almost like a guitar string being 'snapped'. Feels worse than it sounds. Does not seem to happen at any specific time, i.e. cold, turning, high speed, ...

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Might want to chk. half shaft cv joint maybe going out.

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