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2000 Mercury Mountaineer awd. Less than 2 months ago aamco charged my daughter around $2600 to rebuild transmission. Then the truck still made noise from the left front wheel so they replaced some kind of hose in the engine. It still made noise and now they say it is the left front axle. They say it will cost around another $1000 or more. Someone online said it could be the cv? Is this something I can fix by myself and what should it cost?

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  • eastplayer87 Aug 26, 2010

    is it when driving straight or turning?



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You can fix it yourself if you have average mechanic skills and tools. The axle won't cost over $120 I'd only $250 labor+part

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SOURCE: Front End noise and vibration

Check the U-joints and axle baerings. But its most likely because the truck is in four wheel drive.

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SOURCE: looking for a left drive cv axle for a 2005 escape

Yes you can get them from motorcraft now.

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SOURCE: 97 ford explorer awd bad right front cv joint

Yes you can, If you have taken the front drive shaft off, you can even still drive with the CV joint in place till you want to remove it. You may get some vibration around corners till you replace the CV joint or remove it totally.
But if your going to remove it, might as well wait till you have the replacement so you only do the job once. I had a Bad CV joint on a AWD Chevy van and did the same thing so i could still use it, and then replaced the CV joint when the weather got better.
Good luck and hope this helps.

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217 ft.lbs.

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SOURCE: vibration from the front end (feels like right

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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