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Unread 05-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
dac122
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Argghh...Front end growl not wheel bearing! What is it?

2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L V6 4x4.

I have a front end speed related growl. When turning right it changes pitch. I naturally assumed a left wheel bearing and replaced, but...arggghhh that did not do it!

Four months ago I replaced the front pinion seal and was super duper careful to tighten everything exactly correct. I sure hope the input bearing is not bad.

Any ideas what it could be?

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Unread 05-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Did you torque everything with the full weight of the vehicle on the ground?
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Unread 05-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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When turning right does it get louder or quieter?
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Unread 05-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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I just had my lf wheel bearing go and untill I put it on a hoist and ran it up to about 30mph I always thought it was the right
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Unread 05-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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Here's one out of left field...

Check the CV joint on the transfer case end of the front driveshaft. If the boot is torn or missing the the joint is toast - and will make goofy noises that can be mistaken for other components going bad.

Slide under there and take a peak - you may be surprised.

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