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Vibration from the front end (feels like right front). Changed transmission, transfer case and rear end fluids. Replaced left front CV axle. Might the right front CV axle be the problem? The vehicle is the v6, automatic, auto 4WD model.

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It could be the right side CV. Have you thought to put the spare on the right front to eliminate an out of balance tire? Then if it does not help you can switch back when changing the CV.

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