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No. Most likely the wheel bearing or wheel bearings are loose or worn. Is this a 2wd, 4wd or awd?
Ok, you may want to check the front wheel bearings. They are though integral to the hub assembly and are not adjustable. If the bearings are found to be defective, the hub assembly must be replaced.
part # XXXXX
To check jack up each front wheel and grab the tire at 2 and 8 o'clock and wiggle the tire in and out. There should not be too much movement. If more than 3/16" the hub and bearing should be replaced.
First make sure nothing obvious is loose such as the brake caliper. For instructions on replacing the wheel bearing hub assembly, click here. When done, an alignment may be needed since parts are being replaced.
Depending on the RPO codes, the front wheel bearing hubs do have different part numbers.
For RPO code JL9, FRONT AND REAR DISC,ANTILOCK the part number is XXXXX
For RPO code J65, FRONT AND REAR DISC 4-WHL DISC BRK the part number is XXXXX
The RPO codes can usually be found in the glovebox on a sticker.
The 89047684, I found here http://www.gmpartsgiant.com/parts/gm-hub-89047684.html for $140.79
The 89047803, let me know if it's this one, it;s being difficult to find.