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IMy 97 4x4 gmc jimmy makes a clicking sound underneath when I drive at slow to moderate speeds. The sound isn't consistant but kind of sporatic. I checked the right rear wheel hub and when I had both rear tires off the lug nut studs would move back and forth almost a 1/4 in. But when I put the left tire back on , tightened the lugs and lowered the left side the lug studs on the right side seemed to move less ( approximately an 1/8 of an inch.) Any suggestions as to what this clicking noise could be ?

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You may have a axle bearing going out. You should jack the truck up and rock the wheel from top to bottom and see how much play is there and there should not be any rock. You could or should compare the rock from one side to the other side as a comparison. Just be aware you can get noise that travels along the frame in some cases and it is hard to determine just where it is coming from.

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SOURCE: Can not remove rear tires after removing lug nuts, wheels are jamed onto hub.

spray pentrating oil around where wheel meets hub and also around lug bolts let set for about 15 min then take a sledge hammer and hit from underneath make sure the truck is blocked up good for safty
if that doesnt work take a small sissor jack between the rim and the fram and put a lot of pressure on it then hit it with the sledge from underneath

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I'll try to help you. If you are having trouble with 3 out of 5 studs on one wheel you may want to go to an autoparts store or Salvage yard to look at the whole hub. Usually a press is used to remove the bolts so you would be taking off the hub anyway. When you pay for 3 bolts and labor you may be better off in a Salvage yard or parts place for a different hub. The rear hub on front wheel drive cars is like a trailer axle. Much simpler to remove mounting bolts and press in new bolt. But if rear has differential(rear wheel drive) it has an axle shaft. Would be easier to grind and drill out broken stud on car. You can draw new bolt into place by placing bolt through a socket and use the wheel nut to draw the bolt into the hub.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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