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Old 08-08-2004, 06:30 AM
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Hey guys,

I get a strange clunk coming from my drive side tire area. Here are the symptoms:

1. Only clunks when car is coming to a halt, or starting to move from a stop.

2. Car will clunk in gear and in neutral.

3. Car will *sometimes* clunk when slowing down enough for a turn (almost coming to a halt).


I'm thinking it could be my driver side balljoint(s).

Any ideas?
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Check your CV joints. ALso, I had a clunk that turned out to be this **** tie brace i bought. Lube your ball joints, and check the torque on your struts. If you take out any bolts, or have, make sure they had anti-seize and were properly torqued. Any thing aftermarket down there?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Redline96LX &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Check your CV joints. ALso, I had a clunk that turned out to be this **** tie brace i bought. Lube your ball joints, and check the torque on your struts. If you take out any bolts, or have, make sure they had anti-seize and were properly torqued. Any thing aftermarket down there?</TD></TR></TABLE>

I checked my struts about a week ago as I thought that was it as well. Only thing aftermarket down there is tokico illumina's on GC's. Though I've had them for a solid 7 months without any strange noises and just reccently (2 weeks or so) have they started to develop.

I will check my CV joints when I get home.
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I think its time for a new axle. I need one too, when slowing down its clicks.
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An axle

So you think slowly it'll turn into a constant clicking? Currently its just one 'click' every now and then but not all the time.

Maybe it'll go away or something.
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did you check the brakes for any clearance problems?
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I dont think that should be the problem altough it could be possible. Idid my brakes after I spun my bearing in my motor ( about 2 months ago).

So far, when I get come, I'm going toc heck

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how often do you gotta change the axle? i got a 96 civic.. changed it at 100,000 miles and now i'm at 150,000 changing it again.

maybe crappy axle i bought last time?
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From my understanding, as long as the CV boots arent torn or anything, the axle should last as long as the car.
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well its good to change them every once and a while, but really they can go along time and be ok. But the thing is These so called street racers dont know that if your turn your wheel all the way and jsut slam on the gas you can rip your cv boots which will lead to the distruction of your cv joings...which does start with one clicking, and then progresses to the most annoying mother F%$king sound around. and you will never wanna let anyone in your car, casue you feel ashamend....sad sad story
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