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Metal Clunking Noise caused by CV Axle

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Over the last year I have noticed a metal clunking type of noise from the front end at random times, primarily when it was silent in the cabin. Almost like the sound of drumsticks hitting each other. I had a few shops take a look at it but no one was able to diagnose it. I put the truck on my lift today to do an oil change, and noticed the front CV Axles were loose. After playing with them for a few seconds, I was able to replicate the noise that I hear.

I was curious, is this a common issue with the 5th gens?
 

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My right is very loose and starting to vibrate at highway speeds, i ordered a CV shaft and intermediate shaft to replace them both.
The other side is not too bad yet
 

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How many miles do you have? im about 80,000
 

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My right is very loose and starting to vibrate at highway speeds, i ordered a CV shaft and intermediate shaft to replace them both.
The other side is not too bad yet
Is it vibrating all the time or just in 4wd?
 

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My right is very loose and starting to vibrate at highway speeds, i ordered a CV shaft and intermediate shaft to replace them both.
The other side is not too bad yet
Did you get the new intermediate shaft installed? Do you have a link for the shaft?
 

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I have a 2021 Longhorn Limited 4x4 and mine is doing the same thing with only 16K miles. I hear the noise primarily from the left front but I can wiggle both CV axles by hand although the left one (driver side) has a little more play. My 3-yr warranty just expired last month.
 

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I have a 2021 Longhorn Limited 4x4 and mine is doing the same thing with only 16K miles. I hear the noise primarily from the left front but I can wiggle both CV axles by hand although the left one (driver side) has a little more play. My 3-yr warranty just expired last month.
Axles are covered under powertrain.
 

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I have a 2021 Longhorn Limited 4x4 and mine is doing the same thing with only 16K miles. I hear the noise primarily from the left front but I can wiggle both CV axles by hand although the left one (driver side) has a little more play. My 3-yr warranty just expired last month.
Would that not be part of powertrain warranty?
 

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