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Old 02-17-2021, 04:56 PM
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That's exactly what I usually use. Just not at 7° because I just end up with layer of ice that is going to be off balance.

i got most out with snow scraper last night so I could get home and tomorrow I'll probably just borrow a heated garage for a few hours.
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Confirmed what we thought. It was a bad inner CV. Really bad. It was essentially without grease. See photos. Looks like there's even some rust in there. So grease got out and water got in. Couldn't figure out how. Went all over the boot and there were no cracks. Installed new axle and no more shakes or vibrations. A heck of a lot quieter up there than it has been in quite awhile. Thanks for everyone's input, especially Andrew. The help with the vibration measurements really helped narrow things down.
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Woah! thank you for finding the culprit and posting pictures. That's crazy!
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:18 AM
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Front Bearing Removal Tool UPDATE PROBLEM SOLVED!

Wow that’s awesome. When the math worked out to Three times the wheel revolution then I realize that there’s three lobes in that in the CV joint I was pretty confident that was the source.

Wowser though that is a real mess.

I thought my outer joint was a disaster just because it was full of gravel. I still had grease in it I was surprised. But wow on this inner joint and how amazing the relatively subtle vibration for how rusting it is wow!
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Do you use the truck to go Mudd-in?

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Do you use the truck to go Mudd-in?

Nope no muddin.
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Nope no muddin.
Gotta Asked.
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