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Clicking from what sounds like the rear of the vehicle.

Had the transmission serviced, oil changed etc, mysteriously clicking started after that, directly when I got it home.

Also I have heard a bearing beginning to sing before the service and had the dealer look at this but they said they could not hear it.
Is it possible the bearing is starting to break down and start clicking?
Interestingly as the vehicle gets warmer it begins to disappear.
I have checked for stones in all the drive train and tyres, but nothing.

Ideas welcome

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  • oldenuff377 May 13, 2009

    Thanks for the fast responce I will do exactly what you suggest to narrow the problem down.



    Cheers

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It all depends where the noise is.
when a vehicle is put on the hoist,the suspension hangs free.
on older vehicles,this can stress components in the suspension.
have someone drive the vehicle slowly and you walk beside to see if the noise is front or back and which side.
or if you have the use of a hoist,put it up and rotate the wheels and see if there is a noise.
then check the driveshafts
if the rear wheels were removed,the shoes on the back may not be set and click...
you have to figure out where the noise is then examine all the components in that quadrant

Posted on May 13, 2009

  • kirtec auto May 13, 2009

    good luck with it..

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