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Front end noise

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Als09Sierra, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Yep. Driver's side cv axle. Got the part, it was in stock, at a local Advanced Auto at a good price. I was very surprised to find it in stock. I wonder if this is a common problem. Took me a couple of hours to install but I had to run to the hardware store a couple of times to get the right wheel nut socket.
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Glad I could help! :great: Was one of the boots torn? I am just curious.
  3. donl

    donl Rockstar 100 Posts

    It is a common problem. I have a mechanic friend and he's changed out a jillion of them.
  4. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Interesting. It seems like a design flaw or week point in the drive train. At least it wasn't too bad to fix.

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    There was nothing obvious on the boot, but grease all over the place. There was a spot of grease by one of the clamps, but that may have happened after the removal.
  5. donl

    donl Rockstar 100 Posts

    If there was grease all over it no doubt had a hole in the boot. I put a stick thru a boot when mine was new (less than 1500 miles). Did a nice thorough and free job of undercoating in the process.
  6. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    So a few months later and I'm getting some noise when the wheel is locked to the left. I was under the truck this morning changing the oil and happened to notice that the boot is covered in grease. There is some on the brake line and it looks like a mess. I plan to take it to a local garage in the morning to have them take a look at it. I'm not getting any noise like before, but the boot is collapsed.

    Could something be causing the boot to burst?

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