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My 2007 Suzuki SX4 5spd is making a noise from the front passenger

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My 2007 Suzuki SX4 5spd is making a noise from the front passenger wheel. Almost like a loud oscillation sound. Brake pads are fine. Also it clacks loudly when cutting a hard left in reverse. Wheel bearing?
Thanks for trusting us with your problem. I have trained in the automotive field and currently work as a lead technician. I will be helping you today

This is likely a bad CV joint. When they fail it makes the exact sound you have described.

These are very hard to inspect because when they are still it can be tight. But taking it apart and removing the boot will show the broken joint that needs to be replaced.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Any idea what the price range is on something like that? I'm bracing myself!
120.00 for the part and 1.8 hours of labor.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Oh that's it? That's good news. i thought CV joints were in the $1000 range. Thanks again!
Your very welcome!