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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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The original CV boots on my 2009 Chevy Impala LTZ are still intact at 181k miles. The only time the CV axles make some popping noise is when I make a slow turn and one of the wheels happens to drop into a depression or a pothole at the same time. This is very rare and only happened a few times. I suspect this happens because the CV joint is turning sharply and also experiencing sudden vertical jolt at the same time, which overloads and momentarily binds up the joint. Other than that the axles do not make any noise when driving. And they should not make any popping of clicking noises.
 
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