Bearings or the CV?

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  1. AustinB

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    Slight clicking noise around 1-5 mph, squeak with wheel spin from 5-10mpg, and a faint vibration noise at higher speeds (almost sounds like using brakes with no pads).
     
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    both? lol

    one good thing about changing the CV, you're already there to change the bearing.
     
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    Getting mixed answers.. didn't really pay attention when I had it apart a year ago..

    Are these the sealed hubs or can you just replace the bearings?

    Done with this ifs stuff.
     
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    the hubs are sealed. clicking noise i would probably suspect a cv joint. check the wheel bearings for play to be sure, its easy enough to do.
     
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    Actually, after getting the truck in the air... the problem is in my right rear.

    The wheel wobble under acceleration, including the rotor. The wheel was removed and put on a balancer, it's not bent. I don't have any vibrations or noises from braking so I guess that would cancel out the rotor..

    My guess is a bent axle??!
     
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    did you at least check the rotor? Id think that a bent axle would cause a little bit more vibration then a slightly warped rotor
     
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    No, didn't check it.

    I will before I buy an axle though, just for reassurance.
     
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    my front bearings made a clicking noise when I spun the wheel in the air.
     
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    Its definitely not the wheel or the rotor.

    And the bearing is definitely shot...but it's just so hard for me to wrap my head around it being a bent axle. How in the fk would the axle bend? I haven't jumped or hit anything.

    Question: before I tear into it.. could a bad bearing cause the axle to move like that?

    Dealership will warranty the axle, but not the bearing. I already have the new bearing, just want a second opinion.. plus I'm trying to avoid rental car charges for a week+.

    https://youtu.be/EViVeV90n1A
     
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    Looks like an excessive amount of play to be just the bearing. but I also don't think it's a bent axle....hmmm
     

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