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Old 03-15-2013, 07:53 PM
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Grinding noise when slow turning

I have noticed over the past view weeks that when I take a turn slowly and gradually step on the gas my front axel area by the left wheel makes this weird grinding noise. I am not sure as to what it is or what it could be caused by?

Does anyone have any ideas? or similar issues?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:06 AM
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If the noise you are describing is similar to the noise I had its probably going to be your breaks. I had a weird noise when going slow and turning, mainly to the left. I finally decided to change my rear break pads and the noise went away. The pads looked good, but the problem was that they glazed over and were failing. When I would turn and break just a little, even a tap on the break, or accelerate the weight of the truck will apply a little pressure (best way i could describe it) and they will rub and make a "weird grinding noise".

The noise is now gone on my truck, you should check your breaks. It worked for me, never know might work for you.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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I get almost the same noise when going slow and turning left but I know it is coming from the front. It is really noticeable when I switch it in to 4WD, that's when it always make that noise.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:55 PM
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Fussgus, have you checked your hub bearing, the one inside the locker to the 4x4? I had to replace mine after it was making a noise on 4x4 like you describe and eventually it locked my fourwheel drive on just that one wheel because the lock bearing eventually gave. It was a very easy replacement nothing fancy maybe 30 min to replace after buying the part. I just washed out all the shreded metal with break cleaner and been good since.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:04 PM
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I have not done that yet. I never got a decent reply on to what it could be so I have yet to do anything about it. BUT what you have described is giving me some hope if this is what in fact is wrong (hoping) and it wouldn't be a tough thing to do.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:09 PM
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Yea, give it a go. When mine had that issue I even noticed my mileage decrease and that god awful sound coming from my right front tire. when i finally decided to check, the bearing came out in peices and had to buy a new one. I use my truck for a lot of things and I think that part did its justice after having it break at 170,xxxx+ mi.
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What all entails when replacing it? I don't really have a place to go and work on it plus it's back to being an arctic prison here again.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:45 PM
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if its jut the bearing, the locker switch for the 4x4 comes with bearing and If im correct, I only had to take off 3 srews to remove the part and replace it with the new one. I hope the issue with your truck is only that and nothing else. How many miles on your truck?
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Do you offroad a lot, or drive on a lot of deep water? Im asking because I put my truck through all desert condition and muddy roads and thats what im blaming the worn bearings on my truck when it happened.
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