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Front wheel whumping after drive axle replacement?

I have a 92 4x4 3vz-e with auto hubs. Just got done with drive axle replacement on both sides. After about 15 miles I started hearing a whumping coming from the passenger side. It doesn't seem to be affected by stepping on the clutch. The noise usually comes when turning, or braking. The noise is not constant.

Does anyone have any experience with this? I think that if it was the wheel bearing the noise would be constant. Is that true? Or could it be its just starting to go out.

I also took off the stabilizing bars to change the axles, and also replaced the shocks. I don't think this would have anything to do with this.

Any thoughts would be helpful.


  • edited April 2011
    Were these reman axles? They can be real junk.
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