Okay I am replacing a bunch of front end parts on my 98 big bear, I did the front wheel bearings, tie rod ends, brakes, and replaced torn boots, I pulled the half axle off to replace the torn boots cleaned and repacked the bearings all the bearing in the axle looked and felt good to me, I put everything together took it for a test drive and there is a clicking noise comming from the front left side, does not click when i push it in the garage to try and pin point the noise only when there is weight on machine and riding on a uneven surface.
I jacked it up and grabbed the wheel and there is about 1/4 inch play in lower ball joint, (so I ordered a new control arm), The axle does have a little play in it but not much. Question is will a bad ball joint cause it to click? Question 2 If it doesnt click when you push it does that mean the axle is good?
Any help would be appreciated.