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When i turn my wheel to the right there is a clicking sound and when i hit the brakes the front end wobbles

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  • esmailc Apr 15, 2009

    1] When I turn to the left, there is clicking sound. 
    2] It seems to occur only when I start the car in the morning. the rest of the day, i don't hear the clicking sound when I turn left. 
    3] It seems to be coming from the front axle. 
    4] I took it to an autorepair shop and they said that the axle joint has been leaking oil, although the funny thing is that I have not noticed any oil after I leave my car parked.


    I am trying to decide whether to replace the axle or just the CV joint.

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Clicking noises are usually traced to the Constant Velocity joints (CV joints). Look at the rubber boots, one on each side. If the rubber boots are worn or have holes, you are heading for CV trouble. Sometimes just replacing the boots and re-lubricating the CV joints solves the problem. If the joins are worn, you could be looking at $500 or so each to replace.

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    Arthur Aldrich Dec 20, 2008

    Clicking noises are usually traced to the Constant Velocity joints (CV joints).
    Look at the rubber boots, one on each side. If the rubber boots are worn or have holes, you are heading for CV trouble. Sometimes just replacing the boots and re-lubricating the CV joints solves the problem. If the joins are worn, you could be looking at $500 or so each to replace.

  • Arthur Aldrich
    Arthur Aldrich Dec 20, 2008

    Clicking noises are usually traced to the Constant Velocity joints (CV joints).
    Look at the rubber boots, one on each side. If the rubber boots are worn or have holes, you are heading for CV trouble. Sometimes just replacing the boots and re-lubricating the CV joints solves the problem. If the joins are worn, you could be looking at $500 or so each to replace.

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