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I have a 2005 Mazda 3 2.0 ltr. I changed the cv shaft and lower ball joint on the drivers side. I keep getting a loud noise when i am driving. I talk to one person and said its the differential bearing. I have about .25 of an inch play where the cv shaft meets the transmission. Is this normal play? i took it to a shop they said it was the wheel bearing. but the wheel when car jacked up doesn't have a play when moved. How hard is it to change the differential bearing? does the whole transmission have to come out?

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SOURCE: Dodge Caravan, 2001, CV joints have 1/4" longitudinal play/noise

CV Joint Axle Replacement - How to Repair or Replace

Over time the rubber boots of the CV joints can become cracked, torn, or otherwise compromised. Once moisture and dirt get into a CV joint and grease makes its way out, the CV joints days are numbered. Signs of impending failures are a click-click-clicking or metallic crackling noise while turning and accelerating or a clunking upon deceleration. While one can repack, reboot, and rebuild CV axles, it makes more sense for the average do-it-yourselfer to procure replacement units and swap out the old axles. If a boot is torn or missing, it is possible to save the joint if caught early enough, but usually the damage has already been done. Replacing or servicing the entire CV joint axle assembly may be the smarter move since replacing a boot may involve removing an axle, which may also involve removing half or all of the vehicle's brakes and suspension.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 chevy suburban front axle noise

Worn side bearings is where the noise is coming from and might as well do both sides, I used replace them in about 2-4 hours, depending on where Murphy happened to be. Disconnect both side inner CV joint, front prop shaft and the 4X4 actuator line. If you want to drop the front pumpken. Not sure if you have enough room if you want to change the bearing without removing the pumpken from the frame. You should see when you disconnect the CV shaft.

The front diffs are toys compared to the rear, if you use auto4wd too much there are bearings in your tranfer case that are similar to the side bearings in the front diff. In both appearance and durability and soon you'll replace those too.

Good luck and keep me posted.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Cv joints will usually pop when they are worn out. I would suspect that its the powersteering, check the pumps fluid level and the tension on the belt.
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Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: whining/grinding noise at deceleration

If the noise is on decceleration mostly like it is the pinion bearing in the diffrential. Could possibly be spider gears as well.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: My passenger side front wheel

replace inner and outer tie rods my 04 Silverado had the same problem

Posted on Jan 19, 2011

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Jack the car up under the control arm until the wheel is off the ground about 3 inches. Slide a pry bar under the tire and place the other hand on the top of the tire. As you lift and lower the pry bar fell for loose movement in the tire. If there is such movement you have a bad wheel bearing.

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