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Old 05-23-2007, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,I have a 98 foreman with this poping noise in the front when you turn the wheels.I have narrowed it down to the cv joints going into the front diff.You can feel the pop & vibration in the joints if you turn the wheels sitting still & can hear it when you are slightly moving & barely turn the wheel.Any Ideas what this can be? Any help will be appreciated.MOON
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you narrowed it down to the cv joints. I heard popping noises in the front end of my bike a few months ago and I to narrowed it down to the cv joints. Well I ignored it for the time being, and next, I was buried up in the mud with no way of getting out cause the 4 wheel drive was not working because one of my shafts broke. So I went and bought some gorrilla shafts, trust me on these! They are only about $30 a piece more than the whole Honda shaft, so don't let the $350 price tag scare you. Honda was $323.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm checking the joints.It sounds & feels more like the noise is where the joint goes into the diff.Where did you get your axles from just in case?MOON
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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noise is in front diff.I'm going to service it & see what happens.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah my 98 did the same thing except mine was coming from the knuckle where the bearings inside had been eaten away so i went ahead and got new knuckles with bearing and that fixed my problem
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The best I can tell is the limited slip isn't slipping.When I hold one wheel & turn the other I get this noise.I serviced it with synthetic oil & friction additive so we will see what happens.No metal or water in old fluid.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hey man any update? I'm having this same problem now. Just wonder what it is before i spend alot of money.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe pull the Axels and inspect them for damage or play. Also check the front wheel bearings. If you don't find any thing it kinda narrows it down to the differential. You have to pull the axels to remove it any way, so you haven't wasted any time or effort.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I still have the noise. It's not the joints.I am thinking of getting the DGL.I'm trying to find the best price.Good luck with your noise.MOON
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just changed my wheel bearing the other day, So i now know that it's not the wheel bearings. I'm gonna pull mine out this weekend and check the differential and other stuff, If i find the problem I'll update ya.
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