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Hearing a grinding noise in the pass side wheel. have noticed when making a turn that the cv shaft is clicking as well but this grinding just started. Have jacked up the front and turned the wheel by hand but cant isolate the noise to either the cv shaft or the wheel bearing. it is a constant sound so i am guessing wheel hub/bearing but woyld appreciate any other input.

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Clicking =replace axle, then drive to see if grinding still there

Posted on Jan 18, 2015

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a loud pop is either cv axle or ball joint so i would try ball joints or could be a-arm bushings also

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Have a mechanic check lower control arm bushing at the rear of the control arm.It is a horizontal bushing retained by a vertical bolt clamping it to frame.The tire will move more forward and back more than it should during braking. canuck mechanic.

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SOURCE: 2003 Trailblazer, the front drivers side wheel

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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