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2002 Escape 4wd CV Joint Help!

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My wife has a 2002 Escape XLT 4WD. Noise coming from the front end while turning.
I put it on jack stands and found a slight knock in the left cv joint/half shaft on the transmission
end when turning the wheel by hand.
The right side does NOT make this noise. Is this cause enough to replace the CV joint?
I don't want to waste money changing the cv joint if this noise is normal in other Escapes.
Any answers are greatly appreciated.
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I'm not a motorhead, but a similar thing happened to me on the right front 0f my 2005. It eventually got bad enough that I had it replaced. Not sure why it failed, but I often wondered if it was damaged duing an accident I had several years ago when a young lady saw fit to make a left turn in front of me. You might check the boot around the joint to see if it is torn.
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