Originally Posted by FireRescue
I replaced the passenger side drive axle today. The noise is a little better but still there. As of now if, while driving down the road, I turn the wheel ever so slightly to the right then the noise completely goes away.
Am I looking at the correct side? I think the noise is coming from the front right. If I turn left it gets slightly worse and if I turn slightly right it goes away. Should I be looking at the left side?
Maybe the hub I put on is bad (it was a 47k miles used part from as salvage yard)?
What about tires? My front tires are getting a little bad and in need of replacement could these be the culprit? I don't think it would go away while turning right if this was the case.
What about an alignment? Perhpas the alignment being a little off is the cause?
I am open to suggestions? I guess first I need to decide if I am attacking the correct side. Then maybe try another hub if it is in fact the right side?
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Do me a favor, Not that this is the problem, but I had it once and it resembled similar issues. Check your cat. See if you tap the cat and you can hear anything loose. I had similar issues (at lower speeds) and the cat turned out to be the issue beleive it or not. Something about the loewr speeds and thruput made the cat sound like a bad axle.