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Old 08-16-2020, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default bad growl & vibration.(front differential ? )

pulled the driveshaft stopped the right wheel from turning and when the left starts to turn the noise starts. Oh by the way, I have the front end off the ground. Any ideas. 2006 Vue AWD 3.5 V-6

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Front bearings, very common problem.
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Default Re: bad growl & vibration.(front differential ? )

replaced both brgs. removed drive shaft, with front end off ground and right wheel held from spinning, makes real bad noise and vibration. is it the diff or trans???
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Maybe, but......

If you take the wheel off then turn it. I assume its on the drivers side only.

Look carefully at the sheet metal mud /gravel shield thats on the inside of the wheel/hub assembly. I've had the metal tab bend in a little and it makes a lot of noise when it touches the disk.
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...Does it click while turning left or right? Possibly cv shaft going, just my .02, DC.
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