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TL;DR Its the wheel bearing.

So here is the noise. To me it sounds like metal on metal popping or clicking. At first I thought it was the cv axle but after changing out 3 I was like no way I got 3 bad axles. So I put the original back in and drove like that for a while.

The only other thing at that point I could think of was the wheel bearing, which is odd because I've never heard a wheel bearing make this sound.

I changed it out today and its gone!


 

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I've only heard axle nuts that lost torque/were too loose make this noise. But obviously between the 3 aftermarket axles and reinstalling the OEM axle, you'd have had the proper torque on the nut at least one time.

Interesting. Thanks for sharing!
 

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I've only heard axle nuts that lost torque/were too loose make this noise. But obviously between the 3 aftermarket axles and reinstalling the OEM axle, you'd have had the proper torque on the nut at least one time.

Interesting. Thanks for sharing!
That nut takes a lot of torque and I'm sure I had it right. 80 nm then 90 degrees. I had to use a very large cheater bar to get that 90.
 

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That nut takes a lot of torque and I'm sure I had it right. 80 nm then 90 degrees. I had to use a very large cheater bar to get that 90.
Right. To clarify,I wasn't doubting you, just saying that's the only circumstance I've run into this before,myself. Always broadening that horizon, though!!
 
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