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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Question: My front wheel is loose and makes a crunching noise when I make a right turn.

 

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bernielaguna, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Las Vegas, NV, March 29, 2010, 15:06
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Right wheel makes a crunching noise when I make a right turn. Lifted car wheel off ground and wheel is loose. Could it be the bearings failing, CV joints or axel/half shaft?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, March 29, 2010, 22:11
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    If everything is tight in the front wheel and suspension, then the bearing may be bad. I would verify everything is tight first though.

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    Visitor, April 09, 2010, 03:06

    i i had the same problem on my toyota and thought it was bearings but the problem was my inner and outer bushings in my knuckle. they are made to wear down so the half shaft doesnt. grab the half shaft and shake it if its sloppy its probably bushings if its tight and wheel is sloppy then its probably bearings

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