What is causing ugly noises from the right front wheel on my 1996 Jeep Cherokee?

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Asked by Mar 23, 2015 at 02:10 PM about the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee with 4WD, automatic transmission, and the 4.0 L six
cylinder engine.  I shifted into four wheel drive to get clear of some snow and after
taking it out of four wheel drive there is a very pronounced rattling noise coming from
the right front wheel.  When I shift back into 4WD there is a really loud rhythmic
banging sound coming from that wheel.  I am trying to figure out what needs to be
replaced. Would the U-joints be the problem or the wheel hub?

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It is most likely the wheel bearings or hub.

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Interesting because there is a subtle vibration in the steering wheel. Roughly how much would it cost to replace both hubs?

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Best part about Cherokees is all the parts are cheap and easy to install. A set on ebay for a 1996 Cherokee costs 67.00 US and 61.00 shipping to my location. Check out the pabst boys on youtube they have a awesome video on how to change the wheel hubs for the Cherokee XJ.

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Pair-2-New-FRONT-Cherokee-Comanche-TJ-Wrangler-Wheel-Hub-and-Bearing-Assembly-/151184309422?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1996%7CMake%3AJeep%7CModel%3ACherokee&hash=item2333497cae&vxp=mtr

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To see if it is the wheel bearings also jack up the front end and try wiggle the tire if it wiggles you need new bearings.

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