WJ Front End Noise
Alright, first some background info. 400 miles ago i replaced the front axle seals. This inolved pulling the differential and axle shafts, as you probably know. Every thing went well. The shims and caps were put back exactly as they came out, and the leak was fixed. All was good for a week and a half now untill i heard some moaning coming from the front end this morning on my way to work. The noise sounds almost like a wheel bearing/hub, but they have no play on both sides. The CV axle shafts also have no play in them, so i'd like to rule them out as well. I've spent a few hours trying to diagnose the problem tonight, with no avail. About 4 months ago, i reaplaced the CV joint on my front driveshaft, as it was on its way out. When i removed the driveshaft today, the moaning went completly away. I'd also like to mention that the moaning only occurs under accelearation, and starts to make noise at 25 MPH. Above 30-35, the noise subsides some, but its still there. When coasting, or braking, there is no moan. The backlash between the ring and pinion is about 5-7 degrees i'd guess.
I've searched several pages about this, and have come up with alot of different things it could be, but no real answer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as im planning on taking it to CO at the end of next month.
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