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Clicking under the front end

I have spent a small fortune on the front end of my car (2 new hub assemblies, and a driver-side axle) only to have the car still clicking. I have no clue what it could be the passanger-side axle seems to be fine theres no grease depositson the wheel wall like it was on the drivers-side. It clicks when turning to the right, and sometimes when the car is going straight. Does anyone have any clue as to what it could be?? I am dumb-founded by this problem, could the other axle be bad without signs of it? Please help.

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  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    My car makes the same noise when you turn to the right, but mine makes like a high pitch grinding noise and i have no idea what it is.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    i have the same problem... 2005 grand prix. usually it's the front brake pads... after they wear down they might become loose, and start to make a click ,click,click, click sound.

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My father's 2003 gp had a nocking noise. we replaced the tie rods and prob solved.

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I had the same trouble with my 1999 GT. Ended up being the starter. The spring to hold it off was worn and because of the positioning of the starter on the 3800 when I turned right it partially engaged. New starter, no noise. Hope it helps.

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Clicking noises on turns indicate excess clearance in the Constant Velocity ("CV") joints. They can make noise when worn. Replace the drive axles.

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  14. Pull steering knuckle assembly out and away from the outer C/V joint of the driveshaft assembly Steering Knuckle Separation From Driveshaft
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