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Old 01-09-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Driver side axle clicking

Alright so I need some help....

The other day I was on my way to work. 7 am, like 25 degrees out...I turned on my car, let it warm up and after about a 10 minute wait I put it in reverse n take off...

So I'm driving down the street n everythings ok, I stop @ a red light and when it turns green I take off, I start hearing a loud knocking noise from like under the motor..now I'm no mechanic or anything but I assumed it was a rod knocking...

So here's the deal: when I'm pressing on the gas or the break I get no noise, the car drives straight.....soon as I let off the gas, like to cruise on the highway or in the city, I get this loud *** clicking noise coming from what I'm pretty sure is my axle...

I've done a little bit of research and am thinking its gonna be a bad cv joint but I'm not really sure....

Any advice, or tips on how to go about fixing this?

Thanks in advance

O yea btw its a 94 coupe w/ a d15b7 if that matters....thanks
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Driver side axle clicking

cv joints typically will make noise when turning a sharp left or right... Try that if not... Jack car up and check for cracked or split cv boots.. which will need to be replaced anyway so you may as well do the shaft for the price...And hopefully that fixes problem...

I have had one cv make noise while straight, but usually corners..

If all boots are good and no noise in corners....Not sure what to recommend as the diagnosis procedure..
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice ima definately have to jack it up soon...but yea it makes a weird knocking sound, it gets pretty loud too
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Replace the axle. If you are going to do it yourself Autozone has the axle nut socket you are going to need on rent a tool. Give them $10 go use it, go back to the store and get your $10 back. Good luck.
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Replace the axle. If you are going to do it yourself Autozone has the axle nut socket you are going to need on rent a tool. Give them $10 go use it, go back to the store and get your $10 back. Good luck.

x2 but definitely replace the whole axle. less hassle.
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Definitely do the turning sharp first and look under before you replace.
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thanks for the advice fam. ima have to wait till saturday though =(
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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definitely look underneath first. It doesn't sound like a CV joint going out. When mine were going out, it drove just fine going straight. They only made noise when turning.
Also, bad CV joint should get louder if you turn and accelerate at the same time.
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If it is your axle, it can be easy to replace, but it can also be a bitch if you can't get the axle nut off. If the is your first time, be ready for a headache. I can change mine in less than an hour, but it may take weeks if you don't have the tools/knowledge.
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Alright so I need some help....

The other day I was on my way to work. 7 am, like 25 degrees out...I turned on my car, let it warm up and after about a 10 minute wait I put it in reverse n take off...

So I'm driving down the street n everythings ok, I stop @ a red light and when it turns green I take off, I start hearing a loud knocking noise from like under the motor..now I'm no mechanic or anything but I assumed it was a rod knocking...

So here's the deal: when I'm pressing on the gas or the break I get no noise, the car drives straight.....soon as I let off the gas, like to cruise on the highway or in the city, I get this loud *** clicking noise coming from what I'm pretty sure is my axle...

I've done a little bit of research and am thinking its gonna be a bad cv joint but I'm not really sure....

Any advice, or tips on how to go about fixing this?

Thanks in advance

O yea btw its a 94 coupe w/ a d15b7 if that matters....thanks
The best bet is to get under the car and take a look. If it is the axle it will be pretty obvious; the boots typically tear which lets dirt in. I'd also check the lower control arms, maybe a bushing is bad.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:42 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it....the only reason its taking me so long to fix is bcuz I live in an apartment with no garage..
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maybe some worn tie rods
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