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2003 chevy suburban front axle noise

My 2003 suburban 1500 is making noise coming from the front differential. It appears to be the bearing on the drivers side where the cv shaft comes out of the differential housing. Can this bearing be changed without taking the housing apart?

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    We just got our CV Axle on the front driver side and now when I drive I hear a rattling noise or piping noise somewhere in that same area what could it be

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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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