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Front axle is getting hot and it starts to clunk when turning1993chevy astro awd extaxle GU4

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Sounds like the CV joint boot got damaged and let contaminates in. The clicking indicates the part has malfunctioned and must be replaced. Clicking causes friction and friction causes heat. I would advise against driving the van until the repair is made to keep the transmission from failing. AWD transmissions must have all axles in place and working to avoid damage.

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