Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Idaho panhandle
Re: Grinding noise from front axle
not a grinding noise no
Alignment will just drive funny and scrub your tires, tie rod will bounce/wobble in corners. tire out of balance will shake vibrate at diff speeds
Seems like something in the wheel bearings or brake mounting? Possibly the axleshaft inside the hub but I doubt it
Put front tires in the air and checkout your work before you tear into it. Check the function of hubs, look for looseness/alignment in all the things you just replaced Is U joint in line with ball joints, ball joints seated properly, no metal on metal contact anywhere. Tire should spin freely but not like a skateboard wheel it should come to a stop within 1-1.5 rotations. Wheel bearings should have no play in them tire in and out, check spindle nuts and hub hardware, caliper mounts and slide pins. Make sure to check driveshaft U joints and connections, sway bar bushings, links, etc....I do this junk alot on front ends
Many years of wrenching has taught me to go back to where I was just working, even when it doesn't appear to make sense...new noises problems usually has something to do with the work just performed one way or another.
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2001 Excursion 7.3, auto, 4x4, 3.73, 6" Suspension lift, 37" Dick Cepeks
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