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Unread 09-11-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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Replaced front axle/CV joint now a bad whining from front end?

I just replaced my passenger front CV joint/axle assembly after the bearing the in CV joint exploded. Now mostly on acceleration and during cruise there is a whining coming from the front end. It kind of sounds like when you set up a differential bad or something, but nothing was touched except for the CV joint. The install went smooth, nothing out of the ordinary. My friends first impression was that it seemed like it was "out of balance" from the opposite CV joint but I've never heard of having to mate CV joints at cetain points. The noise is purely speed and load dependant, when cruising as you hit bumps or get on and off the gas the noise gets better and worse.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, this is the full time 4wd version if that matters.

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Unread 09-11-2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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[maybe the axle nut was overtorqued at the wheel?? OR undertorqued - either way it can mess up the hub bearing....
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Unread 09-12-2004, 09:11 AM   #3
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[maybe the axle nut was overtorqued at the wheel?? OR undertorqued - either way it can mess up the hub bearing....
Any idea what the torque specs are for the axle nut?
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Unread 09-12-2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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The torque specification is 175 Ft-Lbs for my 94ZJ. You can not really screw these things up if you under/over tighten them. The hub bearings are sealed non-serviceable part. Itís not like some cheap tapered roller bearing found on most 2WD vehicles.
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Unread 09-16-2004, 02:48 AM   #5
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It could be a BAD new CV joint too.
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