Clicking from front drivers side

Tiny
JAMES KIRK
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  • 2007 KIA RONDO
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
Hello all! Vehicle listed above is the LX model. It makes a clicking noise from the front drivers side wheel when going from Park to Reverse and Reverse to Drive, but only when it is running. Doesn't do it in neutral, and only does it every now and then while actually driving down the road. If I put it in Drive (or Reverse) and hold full brake (so car doesn't move), and gently give it gas, it will click each and every time I flutter the gas. Seems to sound like its coming from the upper strut area, but I can't be sure.

Never does it when I turn the wheel, or when I'm turning a corner.

Shop said it was a CV joint, so I replaced that and its still doing it. Did I get a defective CV joint, or is this a bad wheel bearing instead? Thanks!
Here are two videos I put together on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycuNzbIHIZ0
Thursday, July 4th, 2019 AT 5:02 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Thanks for the video it sounds like the CV axle bearing is out causing he issue. This video show how to do the job on the rear which the front is very similar:

https://youtu.be/_FzmmBoa4Tg

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Hi and thanks for the reply. Today I replaced the entire front wheel hub bearing on the van and it still makes the noise. It's not as bad bit still making it. Any other suggestions?
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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Also want to point out that someone how my question is listed under Kia Rondo. It is a Kia Sedona minivan.
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 11:25 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Okay, I have seen cracked rims do this as well, can you try rotating the tires from front to back?
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 12:55 PM
Tiny
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This started with my winter tires, so I swapped them for my summer tires, and nothing has changed. Since installing the new wheel bearing, the transmission shifts hard from Park to Drive (seems totally normal on the road though), and on the highway I have noticed the front left side is still very noisy.
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 1:08 PM
Tiny
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I appreciate all the help. Hopefully you can help me figure this out. I am thinking perhaps my CV axle shaft is defective, and needs to be replaced again. Someone also suggested motor/transmission mounts, and strut bearings/strut unit, but I'm not sure if they would make this clicking noise.
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Okay, you can see the CV axle moving in the hub in the video so it must be loose, worn wrong CV axle. Sorry I did not see it before. Please remove the axle and look at the hub/axle splines.
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 1:12 PM
Tiny
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Will do, and I'll let you know what I find. Thanks!
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Friday, July 12th, 2019 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Please do.
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Saturday, July 13th, 2019 AT 12:02 PM

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