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AVM Vibration....

ok so i installed my new avm hubs this morning and everything went pretty smoothly till i went for a drive, when they are in the free spot you can hear the front end trying to engage/disengage, its hit or miss, once you hit the brakes it will do it but as soon as you turn the wheel or even hit a bump it will go back to normal, they work perfectly fine when they are locked so it seems like something isnt disengaging somewhere, just wondering if anyone has ran into this problem before.....thanks
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I doubt its the avm's.

Im leaning towards loose caliper bracket or lose wheel hub bolts.


The wheel hubs need to be torqued to 85 foot pounds. And the caliper is 72-97 foot pounds.
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umm no its neither of them, its something with the hubs not disengaging the front axle all the way.....i took off the driver side cause that was where the vibration was coming from and greased up the inside of the hub assembly and re-installed the hub and it seems to be working alot better......
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When I installed my avms the grease i used was too thick and the hub would not engage right away.

It would lock after a little bit of driving.
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I kind of had that problem. Mine did not lock right away. I took it back in the garage, put it on jack stands and let it run and they kicked in right away. They have worked perfect since.

Also, Blhde what do you mean by wheel hubs needing to be torqued? Do you mean lug nuts? Not trying to be a nitpicker, actually just confused. Haha...
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umm no its neither of them, its something with the hubs not disengaging the front axle all the way.....i took off the driver side cause that was where the vibration was coming from and greased up the inside of the hub assembly and re-installed the hub and it seems to be working alot better......
I'll be doing this soon myself. what kind of grease did you use?
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I'm glad my 2000 came with live axles.....
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Also, Blhde what do you mean by wheel hubs needing to be torqued? Do you mean lug nuts? Not trying to be a nitpicker, actually just confused. Haha...

He just replaced the wheel hub aka the wheel bearings. Its held on by three bolts in the back of the knuckle. I wanted to make sure he got them torqued . Thats not a part you want to fall off.
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