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Clicking noise when breaks applied

When I hit my brake there is a short series of about five ticking/clicking noises that sounds like it is coming from my dash, in the area of my steering wheel. The noise sounds the same as when I hit a slick spot and apply my brakes - the ABS I guess? My entire front brake system is less than six months old and my brakes are working fine.
A good friend that knows pretty much everything about cars is stumped. He drove it and checked a few things out and cannot determine the exact problem, but does think there is a bad sensor that may be triggering off my ABS system. He does not think the problem was a faulty sensor with the ABS but perhaps a faulty sensor that is interferring with the ABS or some part of it. Also: 1. My lighter unit works, but not with a lighter. We have used it for an air compressor and GPSwith no problems however, when we plug in a lighter, it blows the lighter, horn and interior ceiling light.
2. When the clicking noise begins, my headlights dim in the same pattern with each click. 3. My heater will also slow up in succession with the clicking. HELP!

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  • shuey Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem! I just bought a 98 cavalier and I at first had problems with my bushing on the front right side, so I figured the noise was probably the new bushing settling in. The noise from my car emits from the front of the car on the dash and from the back of my car. Noone knows why but those who I ask just thinks its one of the cylinders....HELP PLEASE


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Replace the female side of the cig lighter also check the wiring . how many amps do you thing the gps unit is pulling if i rember correctly the fuses for the cig lighter and over head is 15 amps? . your other part opff the problem how many amps is the alt putting out and i do not mean voltage amps check that and you will see what iam getting at good luck kdc744

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