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Old 02-08-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
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ive had this clicking noise for a while every time i turn the wheel to either side and i cant figure out what it is any help?
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i just had this problem, its your axel. find out which side it is and replace it asap
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not sayin i dont believe u but how positive are u its my axle ima take a look in the mornin
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Default Re: noise when turning steering wheel

He's positive and so am I.

The CV boot has cracked, leaking all the grease. The CV joint has then been run dry for some time and is now clicking because it's not lubricated and damaged. If it's clicking on both sides, you'll need two new axles. Yes it sucks. Good luck.
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The problem lies in your axle(s). Don't launch or do a burnout, it will snap. (like mine did)
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like all them said it is your axle. figure out which one and replace it
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the problem lies in your axle(s). Don't launch or do a burnout, it will snap. (like mine did)
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Default Re: noise when turning steering wheel

How about we get some more information from the OP before everyone just up and proclaims "it's the axle!!!11!!!one!!eleven"

OP: does the clicking sound occur while driving (turning a corner)? Or does it happen while the car is sitting stationary and you turn the wheel? If the former, then it's the axle like everyone said. If the latter, then it's NOT the axle.

If it makes the noise while sitting still and turning the wheel, then the problem could be the steering rack itself, but more likely it's one of you ball joints. My car had this very problem and I thought I traced it to the steering rack. I replaced the rack with a rebuilt unit, but the problem remained! Finally I found the left lower ball joint boot was all torn, grease had all come out, and all kinds of dirt and grit were in there. I had that ball joint replaced and it fixed the problem right up.
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How about we get some more information from the OP before everyone just up and proclaims "it's the axle!!!11!!!one!!eleven"

OP: does the clicking sound occur while driving (turning a corner)? Or does it happen while the car is sitting stationary and you turn the wheel? If the former, then it's the axle like everyone said. If the latter, then it's NOT the axle.

If it makes the noise while sitting still and turning the wheel, then the problem could be the steering rack itself, but more likely it's one of you ball joints. My car had this very problem and I thought I traced it to the steering rack. I replaced the rack with a rebuilt unit, but the problem remained! Finally I found the left lower ball joint boot was all torn, grease had all come out, and all kinds of dirt and grit were in there. I had that ball joint replaced and it fixed the problem right up.

it happens while i drive while im stopped all the time thanx for everyones help but need to get this resolved
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i checked the boots today and both on both sides arent leaking grease
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If it happens while stopped, it's most likely NOT the axles. Check the upper and lower ball joints.
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I have the same issue and the sound is comin from the power steering ram, NOT THE AXLES, everyone jumps straight to the axles all the time, but u need to be specific when asking for help...
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bump!!! how do i tell if the ball joints are bad?
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They usually have grease coming out and the ball joints boots will be torn, also they will be makeing noise and worn
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check the power steering sys fluid and total sys too
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if its a clicking then its your axle........jack your car up and check the boots

if its a winding noise there is probably air in your P.S. system

Also, correct me if I am wrong I thought the P.S. was just a pump that helped assist the rack and pinion. Not a hydraulic ram moving the steering ?? Im not to sure how it works down there I never really got into steering systems PRETTY BORING
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if its a clicking then its your axle........jack your car up and check the boots

if its a winding noise there is probably air in your P.S. system

Also, correct me if I am wrong I thought the P.S. was just a pump that helped assist the rack and pinion. Not a hydraulic ram moving the steering ?? Im not to sure how it works down there I never really got into steering systems PRETTY BORING
Did you read what I posted above? If the noise happens when the car is stopped, it is NOT the axle.
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Did you read what I posted above? If the noise happens when the car is stopped, it is NOT the axle.
yes i read ur post just i have 3 different people telling me different things
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If it is happening while car is stopped then it is either the ball joints or tie-rods. You can check the ball joints by jacking up on the lower control arms and lifting up on the bottom of the tire with a pry bar. To check the outter tie rods grab them anpush upward and down ward to check for looseness. The inners are the same but there will be a boot on the rack you have to squeeze down to feel the tie rod.
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One more thing make sure you sway bar links are still in one piece.
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Its the outer cv joint(fixed)closer to the wheel


if it was the inner it would make a clunking noise
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are we sure its not in the steering column how loud is the clicking
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Dude listen to me dude these guys keep telling you to look at ur CV joints, but you said they look good right. Look at the ball joints or the tie rode ends(inner or outter).
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Its the outer cv joint(fixed)closer to the wheel


if it was the inner it would make a clunking noise
For the third time, the OP said it makes the noise while the car is stopped (as well as while driving), therefore it is NOT the axles!

Also, inner CV joints vibrate under load when they go bad. I've never heard of one making a clunking noise.
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