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I think I need to replace the cv axle but not sure if that is the problem. The car is making a rubbing/grinding sound coming from the front passenger side that is almost inaudible over road noise. I can feel it more than hear it.

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  • This sounds like the HUB (bearings) to me. A CV axle will clack, especially going around turns. I had this 93 Eagle Vison one time that the bearings were so bad I almost needed earplugs to drive down the road. Naturally I neglected them a bit longer than I should have but this is almost surely your problem.
  • You can jack that wheel off the ground and grab that tire at the top with one hand and the bottom with the other hand and try to move it back and forth in an upwardl/downward movement. If it has any play then your bearings are shot. Sounds like they are already but this is yet another test.
  • Change it soon before that wheel locks up.
Regards, Tony

Posted on May 27, 2011

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