FRONT AXLE CLICKING NOISE WHEN TURNING AT TEMPS BELOW 15°F – 2007-2008 Suzuki XL7

Technical Bulletin

Division: Automotive Section Title: Driveline/Axle
Category: Technical TSB No. TS 09 01238
SUBJECT: FRONT AXLE CLICKING NOISE WHEN TURNING AT TEMPS BELOW 15°F
MODEL(S): XL7 (JC636)
YEAR: 2007~2008
AFFECTED VIN(S): ~2S3DB217586110145  MANUFACTURED BEFORE OCT. 12, 2007
CONDITION: Axle clicking similar to a failing Constant Velocity (C.V.) joint most noticeable when turning and accelerating from a stop with the outside temperature at or below 15°F. Clicking noise will diminish as the C.V. joint warms up from driving.
CAUSE: Axle joint grease.
CORRECTION: DO NOT REPLACE THE AXLE SHAFT OR C.V. JOINTS. New C.V. joint boot with premium grease is available. Follow the service manual procedure found under “Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement” to remove and replace the affected outer C.V. joint grease and boot using the new part number listed below.

 

PART(S) INFORMATION:

Part Numbers Description QTY Notes
44118-78J01 Front Boot Kit 2 One kit will do one side. Follow service manual procedure to replace C.V. grease and boot.

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION:

Labor Operation Description Failed Part Number Defect Code Complaint Code Labor Time
HD03R0,1 Front Boot Kit (Both) 44118-78J01 84 25 2.8 Hrs.

 

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