Owners of 2004-06 Pacifica models may complain of a click or pop from the front hub(s) when the transmission is shifted from drive to reverse or reverse to drive, or while turning and accelerating from a stop.
According to Chrysler, poor lubrication at the front axle/hub interface is the most likely cause for the noise. Installing a new rubber gasket, Part No. 04809863AB, between the outer CV joint and hub bearing should eliminate the condition.
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