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Bad cv joint?

Postby countryguy1717 [OP] » Sep 08 2019, 6:19pm

So I noticed yesterday my 2014 sierra started clicking around the front left wheel while driving straight. I initially thought maybe it was a rock, anyone else have issues with cv joints? It only has 50k miles and about 3000 miles ago I put on bilstein 5100s on the first notch with a motofab 2" lower strut leveling kit with 275/60r18s. Is this really something I'll have to deal with every 3000 miles?
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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby OilFracker » Sep 08 2019, 7:10pm

Over 180k miles on my '14 and everything factory is still working good.

Perhaps you are hearing the lug nut covers clattering? 50k is low mileage to be having CV problems for sure.

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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby countryguy1717 [OP] » Sep 08 2019, 8:39pm

OilFracker wrote:Over 180k miles on my '14 and everything factory is still working good.

Perhaps you are hearing the lug nut covers clattering? 50k is low mileage to be having CV problems for sure.

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My lugs dont have covers. Its definitely a clicking noise when the wheel rotates.
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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby countryguy1717 [OP] » Sep 08 2019, 8:40pm

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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby Tatsngats » Sep 08 2019, 9:53pm

I dunno, but in that top picture the UCA looks like it’s at a real bad angle.
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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby countryguy1717 [OP] » Sep 09 2019, 10:48am

Tatsngats wrote:I dunno, but in that top picture the UCA looks like it’s at a real bad angle.


They're the rc ucas for a 2" level. I wonder if I should put the stocks back on.
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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby ferraiolo1 » Sep 09 2019, 11:08am

Just the was it looks with the angle of the pic. Those aren’t bad


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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby thkbaron » Sep 09 2019, 2:12pm

Why don't you just swap out the axle and see what happens. they aren't that bad.
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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby Tatsngats » Sep 09 2019, 2:30pm

Yeah, all the other angles look good. Maybe it was just the way the pic was taken that made the UCA look bad.
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Re: Bad cv joint?

Postby brazos_bend » Sep 09 2019, 2:37pm

OP, when do you hear the click? Is it in turns only or driving straight?
I have 106k on my 13 and am starting to hear a small click at times while turning.
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