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71K mile update

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So after driving my 2018 diesel 6 speed for 71K miles I think that the drive axles are starting to show wear. The car is dead quiet while driving along, but as soon as I start to turn I hear (and kinda feel) a metal friction noise. It could be nothing, But I would not be suprised to hear a front end clicking noise while turning sometime this summer. Then it will be time to replace the axles. I am planning on new belt and maybe a water pump this summer as well.

Other than that the car has been great, No major issues. All oil changes have been done, New tires, New air filter, New cabin filter, and 1 broken TPMS sensor.

If you need to keep the best MPG, really look at your tires when you need some. I got 60K out of the OEM tires and put on some cheap Sentury touring tires about 10K miles ago and have not been able to get back to the high 50's MPG on my commute.
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Coming up on 60k miles myself (just under 59k), tires are on my soon list.

I've done engine, cabin, and fuel filters at 25k and 55k. Oil/filter about every 7.5k, currently using Schaeffers 8008 and OEM filter.

I've been debating on tranny flush (auto) and belt as well. Brake pads look great too.
 

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If you don't see torn boots on the axles. And grease splattered everywhere. There's nothing wrong with them.

They click and pop when in turns.
I've worked on ATVs for 11 years and their CV joints arent any different than cars (except for size) and when their popping they need replaced. Most generally because the boot has let all the grease out or just because of age.

Clicking/popping isnt normal by any means.
 
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