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Old 08-12-2014
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front end wobble and pull

i have a front end problem that no one can seem to figure out. i have replaced all shocks front and back. all ***** joint and had the tie rods checked and replaced one. the truck has a bad wobble in the front end after hitting bumps and also has a hard pull after i make turns . once i straighten the wheel it still wants to pull the direction i turned and sometimes it just randomly pulls left or right. the drivers side tire is cupping on the inside and the passengers side tire is cupping on the inside and outside. the front end seems tight . when you jack it up there is no play in the tires . only thing ive noticed is a hum from the passengers side tire if i spin the tire when its jacked up. not sure if thats just a warped rotor or something else. it only makes noise when it hits one spot. there is also gear oil leaking somewhere up front . its everywhere so i havnt pin pointed the leak yet. anyone have a clue of what this disaster might be?
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Old 08-14-2014
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that pulling in 1 direction is caused by a damaged CV shaft joint ( similar to a seized u-joint )

gear oil is coming from the side with the damaged CV joint ( worn out oil seal , maybe a blown bearing too )

if it was me -- i would have replaced both the tie rods as well as both CV shafts
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