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Recently while heading out on a trip from PA to WY and blew out the lower ball joint on the drivers side, luckily in the gas station parking lot and not on the highway. 4 days and $1700 later I was back on the rd and instead of hunting heading home after the unexpected departure of funds lol.
Once home also replaced the shocks on both sides of the front, which brings the talley of replaced items on the drivers side to the lower ball joint, UCA (complete assembly), CV Axle, and Tie rod.
However, Know I have a vibration that has developed at 45 mph and then disappears at 70. I do have leaks from both front axle seals and the pinion seal on the front diff, but am curious if anything else could be causing this?
I plan on replacing the seals this weekend (weather dependent) and in all probability the lower ball joint on the passenger side (supposed to arrive tomorrow). I am hypothesizing at this point that the CV axle on the other side could have been damaged or that it could be one of the axle bearings, but the vibration seems to be coming more from the passenger side front then the drivers. As always, suggestions are def welcome as I am at a loss at the moment and don't relish the idea of completely disassembling the front diff if I don't have to.
 

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I would have your wheel and or wheels checked if the shop somehow swapped side on the front.
 

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Would be said if one of the wheel bearings/ hubs was bad as I just replaced both about 2 months ago. When I replaced the shocks after getting home the passenger side did have some movement when pressed on it at 12 and 6 but nothing major. 9 and 3 was solid.
 

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So the big vibration I was feeling was the ujoint to the rear diff- according to the dealer it was blown out- not sure how but XXXX happens. Fairly certain the drivers side wheel bearing is done too (most likely from the aforementioned earlier issue since the CV axle got thrashed) as there is still a vibration past 70 but when loading out the right side via a left hand turn on the highway it lessened. So new wheel hub on order now, once in that will mean everything minus the spindle has now been replaced on the front drivers side since the Wisconsin incident.
 
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