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2003 Trailblazer, the front drivers side wheel locks up and won't turn more than half a turn forward then the same backward. Making a bad clunk noise if you try to force it by giving the truck more gas to move. IT IS NOT the wheel hub assembly, or the brakes.both have been checked, and if i try to turn the CV shaft with the wheel hub assembly off it's the same thing, can only turn it so far forward then so far backward. Can anyone please help with this. PS it was making a noise like bearings were grinding on the front drivers side wheel, which is the reason i changed the wheel hub assembly.

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It sounds like a problem within the front differential, possibly broken spider gears. If so broken gear shrapnel may be jamming that wheels output shaft.

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