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I thought I'd share an experience I'm having with My colly currently. I have had a weird kinda grind coming from the driver side front hub assembly. So i thought ... I have a mechanic friend and I took the truck to him and asked him what he thought was going on. He couldn't find anything for a while and it kept getting worse so finally i got up under the truck and wiggled the CV and where it connects and where the axle meets the diff housing, its really really loose. We finally figured out the problem last week. The bearings inside the axle housing are absolutely shredded to bits. Theres a gear inside as well that was damaged. I'm going to be taking it apart with him this weekend and I'll try to post pics because i know i had not seen any pics on the inside of that assembly before. It might be helpful. If anyone is having a similar experience, might wanna check it out.

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Just got done getting this issue resolved. After we took the hub assembly off, Pulled the ABS wire through the knuckle. Separated the knuckle from the ball joints and tie rod and ended up looking something like this.



the axle wouldn't budge at all so had to take the housing off where it bolts to the actuator





The little ring around the spline is whats left of the bearing



The bearing on the inside shaft was doneski as well so had to replace both



New bearing in place



Had to heat the end of the CV with a torch to get it to lose up, glad we had the tools available. The seal is what i think failed. after cv was separated from the housing.
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New gasket, new seal, new bearings



After we got everything put back together, it felt like the ride was back to factory, no more vibration in the pedals or in the steering. Glad My buddy was willing to help me out and dig into it. Thought I'd share just for info's sake. If you wanna check out more of the pics

http://s1182.photobucket.com/albums/x452/vscolorado/
 

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Sorry to reply to an old thread. Would you happen to have the part numbers for the inner bearings on the drivers side. Having the same issue and need to resolve. I replaced the seal and the bearing right behind it on drivers side but still have issue and need to replace bearing on inner gear like you showed in pictures.

thanks!
 

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Sorry to reply to an old thread. Would you happen to have the part numbers for the inner bearings on the drivers side. Having the same issue and need to resolve. I replaced the seal and the bearing right behind it on drivers side but still have issue and need to replace bearing on inner gear like you showed in pictures.

thanks!
I know it's really hard to do and requires a lot of thought processing, but if you click on his avatar and look at his info, you'll see the op hasn't been here since Oct 26, 2011.
 

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I replaced the complete hub bearing assembly on my 2011 not a piece at a time, if you go to gmparts they will show the whole assembly but not sure about a break down.

you may want to go to www.355nation.net and ask there
 

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Sorry to reply to an old thread. Would you happen to have the part numbers for the inner bearings on the drivers side. Having the same issue and need to resolve. I replaced the seal and the bearing right behind it on drivers side but still have issue and need to replace bearing on inner gear like you showed in pictures.

thanks!
I replaced the complete hub bearing assembly on my 2011 not a piece at a time, if you go to gmparts they will show the whole assembly but not sure about a break down.

you may want to go to www.355nation.net and ask there
 
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