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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Sudden Clicking/grinding Noise

I hear it mostly when I turn left, on the left side of steering column or the suspension or something (idk) the noise is in synch, not random as if there was a rock stuck somewhere bouncing around.

There has been construction and no way to get out of my neighborhood without going over a compact, pot hole filled, gravel area and there are a ton of those rough cement bumps in the road for a half mile once out of the neighborhood.

Worried I messed something up going too fast through the construction zone : ( my dad doesn't know what it might be.

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Make sure your wheels are tight. Does it pull one way? I'm gonna assume either your hub or your axle.

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CV joint maybe if the noise is in sync with tire rotation velocity.

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If yer talking bout whAt I think u r
It could b the bearing in the strut mount
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It could b the bearing in the strut mount
This was my first thought. Does the noise occur just while moving or if you turn the wheel while parked?

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Only when it's moving. Which doesn't really makes sense to me.

And no it doesn't seem to pull,only a tiny bit, my car drives pretty straight.

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i'm gonna assume you're gonna need a new axle

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The way to diagnose this is go, with a friend, in a parking lot where you can make a full circle. Turning in a sharp left circle have friend walk besides the left front wheel. If he hears a crunching grinding noise coming from the center area of the wheel chance are you have a bad CV (Constant Velocity)joint and you are going to need a new one



or preferably a complete new axle since the inner tripod joint has the same mileage.


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Ok I'll do that tomorrow.

If it is that, is it easy to fix? Jack it up and swap them out sorta thing, or a project I'll have to take to the dealer?

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You can do it yourself but you will need air tools ans I believe a 32 or 33mm socket to get the spindle nut.off. I haven't replaced my axles yet on this car so I'm not sure how easy or difficult it is

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