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John A

John A 11/25/2017

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6 Cyl 3.70L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

There is a clicking sound coming from the front of my 2006 Jeep Grand Cheokee.

The engine is actually a 6 cyl 3.7 Litre Hemi, not the 1.9. Not sure why AutoMD chooses that engine
The sound is similar to that of a nail in the tire as the sound gets faster or slower with the speed of the car.
The sound has gotten slightly louder in the last month. The sound becomes audible at about 35 mph.
The car has 186k miles on it, and has never needed any major repairs.
My gut tells me it CV joints or a wheel bearing.
I'd like to find out which it may be before I take it in since the cost to repair will be more for the CVs.

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Jimm

Jimm 11/25/2017

To help determine the exact issue - raise the front wheels off the ground and support using jack stands. Then, slowly rotate each front wheel by hand and listen to the center of the hub for any scraping or grinding noise. This indicates a faulty / worn wheel bearing.

Try these on-line resources for the replacement parts: www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.partstrain.com, www.autoanything.com - to list a few.

For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement front wheel bearing / hub assembly from around $44.00 each and the CV half shaft from around $42.00 each for your vehicle.

Front hub bearing assembly = MEVOTECH part #H513234 - or it's equivalent
Front CV axle shaft assemvbly = APWI part #CH8364 - or it's equivalent

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