Hyundai Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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It sounds like the grease boot has broken on the drive axle for your right wheel.
Replacing the axle assembly will be the repair and that should run about $100 for the labor and about $70 for the parts.
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So are the grease and the clunk sound related?
Would an armchair mechanic like myself be able to replace it? If so, how?
Yes, when the grease boot ripped on the axle it allowed the grease to escape and the axle ran dry wearing it so you get the clunk. Replacing the axle and cleaning up the grease will solve both issues.
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You will have to decide if you can do that.
One word on parts, you do NOT want any type of remanufactured axle. Only get a new one.
Are there any other common things that I might think of replacing while doing this?
No, the brakes if worn and inspect the tires but nothing is a normal maintenance item.
I think this should be my final question, but will the vehicle require an alignment after this process is complete?
No, no alignment needed after an axle replacement, if the suspension was disturbed then yes but just disconnecting a ball joint then it is not needed.
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