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The knocking could be the CV axle, or it could be coming from the differential. It would be up to you to isolate it. The screeching could be the brakes or could be you roasted a wheel bearing. That too would be up to you to isolate. You can remove the brake caliper to see if the noise is still there. If it is, it could be the bearing which is inside the knuckle (the aluminum part that the 5-stud'ed wheel hub is installed into). If you remove the hub too, and can manage to suspend the half-shaft while it rotates, and the noise goes away, then its solely in the bearing. If it remains, then it could be the half-shaft. If you remove the half-shaft, and the noise goes away, then it was the half-shalft. If it continues, then it could be the differential. Process of elimination.
Oh, and the axle nut requires 250 ft-lbs of torque to reinstall. If you don't have the appropriate tools to tackle this, you might want to take it to a good mechanic.
Last edited by guitar maestro; 08-01-2016 at 07:04 PM.