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what makes this sound

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its coming from my right front wheel area passenger side
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Shattered CV joint?
That was my intial thought until I listened to it. I had a bad wheel bearing sound similar to that, but not as loud and throaty and defiantly no clunking with it.

I was thinking if the CV joint shattered, all of the teeth like parts would clash together like that.

Does it make that sound with it lifted off the ground and you spin the wheel by hand?
Defiantly sounds like a CV joint gone bad. That's how it starts, when you are turning sharp.
I'll look it up. I've never done it on these trucks, but have on lots of other cars. Usually a simple job if you have some mechanical knowledge.
1. Remove wheel and tire
2. Remove rear engine under cover
3. Remove wheel sensor harness and disconnect wheel sensor
4. Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly
5. Separate upper ball joint
6. Remove drive shaft assembly (Note: pry using suitable tool)

Looks like a piece of cake to me, but I don't know your skill level.
CV joints do move when you turn, that's why there is a joint there otherwise the wheels couldn't turn. On a FWD car it sounds like popcorn when you make a turn. (Wait around in a Wal-Mart parking lot and you'll be sure to hear it on someones car.:laugh:) The teeth on the joint are popping in and out of place. This being a truck that weighs more I would think the sound would be similar but deeper. Which is what this sounds like to me.

When the wheels are straight, the joint is straight and doesn't pop. It usually starts by only making noise when turning one direction and as it gets worse it will do it in both directions. As it continues to get worse, it starts to take less of a turn to make it pop.

I've changed a bunch of these on FWD cars, I've only recently been getting into 4x4 toys.

No offense taken, I defiantly think he should be checking it all out and not going strictly off advice from people off the internet.
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