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Old 03-15-2012
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Right front drive shaft?

So I am on an adventure to tear the front axle out of my truck to replace the bearings and figure out why there is play in the right side. For the past 2 years there has been a hum coming from the front of the truck and recently it has gotten much much worse.

I have pulled my axle shafts out once before when I did my ball joints.

This time I pulled out my right side and I noticed this. There is some play between the CV joint and the shaft. Is this normal? I dont remember it being there before. I also dont remember the gap being there.

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I never had the ones on the red truck out but the green truck was like that and also hummed. i wonder if that was my problem too lol
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Old 03-16-2012
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If it isnt the hub humming then replace the CV's. In my experience, the play in the CV may have made it blow apart and it made a loud popping and grinding noise after it broke and it did hum in 4wd prior to it breaking. I went with A- Cardone Cv's from summit racing.com, they are brand new, not remanufactured and cost about 56.00 for each CV. Since I made the fix, it's been fine since.
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