Front end noise 1996 Blazer

Tiny
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I just brought my 1996 Chevy Blazer in for front end work. They replaced the upper and lower ball joints, wheel barrings and all the other necessary components. Finally doing an alignment. After 2 more trips back they tell me that the clicking I hear is because of aftermarket wheel barrings. Is this even possible and is so why?
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Monday, May 14th, 2007 AT 8:50 PM

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Tiny
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I haven't experienced a clicking from a good, bad or aftermarket wheelbearing. But that isn't to say yours insn't doing that. According to Alldata, they can do this and the click would be heard every 2 revolutions of the wheel.

All this work was done at the same place? If so, tell em to warranty it. That's why you take a vehicle to a professional shop, to get a professional job that will be backed.
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Monday, May 14th, 2007 AT 10:12 PM
Tiny
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Is it clicking when you turn the wheel and are going at a slow speed? That is what mine is doing and I had the ball joints, new idler arm, new cv half shafts, new brakes, and new hub asemblies put in. I've taken it to 3 different shops and they all say they cant see any problems. Its in my left wheel and it clicks when I turn at slow speeds.
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 AT 8:09 AM
Tiny
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One thought, if there are hub caps or plastic lug nut covers, take them off and drive it.
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 AT 11:28 AM
Tiny
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What would taking the hub caps and lug covers off do? What about replacing the pitman arm, or the control arms?
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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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Never say never,
Since my post, I had one come in that clicked on hard turns that was the wheel bearing.

As far as the caps and covers, I have had clicking noise come from them, and removing them and driving will confirm if that is the source. It is considerably cheaper than blindly replacing parts. Since your replaced the ball joints, I wouldn't replace the control arms, but sure checking the bushings on the control arms wouldn't hurt. While you could have play in a pitman arm, I don't see why it would click.
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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Pulled all the lug covers and pulled hub caps off, stll have the popping sound. Is it possible that when I got my new hub absemblys that they didn't put new wheel bearings in? Could that be causing the popping sound?
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 7:25 AM
Tiny
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The hub assys. Have the bearings in them. IT may be a defective bearing. Somthing has to be making it.
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 8:07 AM

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