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MotorGuide making a clicking noise

When my motor is running, I don't hear the clicking sound but when the motor is not running, there is a clicking sound comming from the top of the motor where the circuitboard is. The sound veries is timming. I took the top cover off and there is a square and round part mounted to the circuitboard that I can feel a vibration when it clicks.

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If it's a 4WD then your front universal joint(s) on the front wheel drive shafts are on the way out and should be replaced. They should be replaced as a pair (both sides) so that you have uniform wear, but you can replace the bad one to solve the problem. The noise should be coming from one side or the other, indicating which one is going bad, but it's most likely the right sive CV joint. Also, it the rubber boot on the end of the driveshaft is damaged or torn, that would point to the offending joint. Your parts store should be able to sell you a reconditioned half shaft to fix the problem. Replacement can be done at home with decent tools.

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Take it back to the installer of the drive shaft and demonstate to them the problem.

The symptons you describe a indicate to me you have a faulty constant velocity drive joint or inadequate grease lubrication in the joint.

If the drive shaft proves to be the problem, it should be replaced with a new unit under warranty.

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Check to make sure both headlights are tight,,,when it rattles at idle go feel the headlight and hold it and see if the noise and vibration goes away,sometimes the headlight has too much clearance and causes a massive vibration,,if thats not it try...loosening all the motor mounts and rock the car back and forth and them retighten them,it reseetles the mounts and sometimes fixes the issue,,also check the lower engine and trans mounts for wear.

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You need to find out what DTC the vehicle sets when the check engine light comes on. This will help you diagnose the problem. The engine is misfiring causing the rough running concern and probably the vibration in the dash. The DTC will tell you what specific cylinder the misfire is in P0300-304 or if the fuel is metering too lean P0171. Then you can check the appropriate system for a fault. you'll need to get a generic OBD2 code puller (local parts stores sells these things). let me know what specific DTC's you pull and I'll see if I can help you further.

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