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tcek 01-14-2013 04:43 PM

Clicking on front left and right
 
wicked clicking sound on both sides of the front wheel wells. Almost sounds like electronic clicking of on/off relay. It happens when backing up and turning. I have read about axles and wheel bearings. The clicks are most prominent when it is cold outside. Further opinions are appreciated.

SamDoe1 01-14-2013 04:56 PM

Front axles are shot. Replace them. Could be one or both, you'll have to listen more closely to the clicking to narrow it down more.

Kubica 01-14-2013 07:17 PM

I agree. Have a good look at the motor mounts too. Bad motor mounts will kill front axles.

Rickna 01-15-2013 05:25 AM

Yeah, definetly axles/CV joints.

tcek 01-17-2013 08:58 AM

both motor mounts were changed <6k ago. New axles have ~25k on them. Probably cheap replacements as I did not change them out. Why do they click and any suggestions for good supply house for axles would be appreciated. Autozone has "limited" lifetime warranty on theirs.

SamDoe1 01-17-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcek (Post 15069343)
both motor mounts were changed <6k ago. New axles have ~25k on them. Probably cheap replacements as I did not change them out. Why do they click and any suggestions for good supply house for axles would be appreciated. Autozone has "limited" lifetime warranty on theirs.

Use OEM axles. GKN to be specific.


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