Question about 1998 Plymouth Neon

1 Answer

Universal joint is making a clicking noise

My 1998 neon is making a clicking noise and i believe it is the universal.would like to know how hard it is to replace or the cost to do it

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Plymouth Master
  • 6,982 Answers

You have c/v joints not universals...first you need to figure out which side is making noise, generally you will find a torn boot around the bad one....Job is not terribly difficult, best to get a chilton or haynes manual for our car to guide you through it, if you haven't done lots of work like this though. Complete axles are easier to do and not very expensive (depends on car) shops set their own hourly rates so it largely depends on what the "going rate" is in your area.

Posted on May 30, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

There is a noise coming from the front left wheel when the vehicle is in motion. It seems to speed up & slow down with the speed the vehicle is traveling. I can't tell what it is. If it's not brakes or a...

Another problem is the CV universal joint going to the wheel. this is inside a rubber boot to protect the constant velocity universal joint and maybe the boot has been damaged and allowed water/dirt inside. Find a large open parking lot and make a tight figure eight with the steering wheel all the way over and listen to see if the noise is louder. locking the steering wheel hard over turning left and then hard over turning right and if the noise is louder then your CV joint is bad. A squealing scraping noise could be worn out brake pads allowing the small L shaped metal tab to rub on the brake rotor causing the noise too. Look at the pad, the should be very thick riding against the brake rotor. You should be able to see the L bracket and if it is against the brake rotor, new brake pads are needed. A grinding kind of noise that changes its sound when you make small turns like avoiding pot holes could be coming from a bad wheel bearing. Jack that wheel off the ground and then grab the top and bottom of the tire and see if it wiggles on the axel. There should be no play at all if the wheel bearing is good. Regards, Dennis

Feb 27, 2015 | 1998 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

How can I tell if my universal joints are bad ?

The easiest way would be to take hard turns in a parking lot at slow speeds both left and right. If you hear a clicking noise and as you slowly speed up noise follows speed,most likely the front universal joint. Or you could have it checked out by a qualified mechanic. .

Jun 15, 2014 | 2008 Saturn VUE

1 Answer

Makes clicking noise while under load.

Sounds like you have a defective universal joint or constant velocity joint in the drive line.

Feb 07, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

1 Answer

Car seem to make a funny rotor noise when driving at slow speed, the noise sounds like its coming from underneath.

check tailshaft universal joints,and drive joints,you will find it is there at high speed also,its just that you cant hear it because of road noise-dont wait to long

Feb 13, 2010 | 1998 Nissan 200SX

5 Answers

Clicking Noise 98Dodge ram 1500

I had the same problem (same truck). I replaced the axle u-joint solved the problem. I recomend replacing both side at the same time.

Jan 04, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

1 Answer

1988 ford bronco full size 4x4 works fine but is making a clicking noise on the left driver side is the differential going out??

The clicking is most likley the universal joint in the axel shaft. Using jackstands jack up that side of the Bronco with the wheels cut to the side that will make it click and spin the wheel by hand to see if the noise is coming from just behind the wheel. If it is teh universal joint is bad.

Nov 12, 2009 | 1988 Ford Bronco

1 Answer

I have a 2006 Toyota tacoma 4X4. The universal joints are clicking when going from reverse to drive, but there is a clicking noise when I tap the brakes in reverse and forward. It sounds like the...

I would recommend pulling the driveshaft and inspect the U-joints, if that is not the problem it is possibly caused by the pinion output shaft in the rear end, that was the case with mine. Hope this helps get you going in the right direction

Feb 05, 2018 | 1998 Plymouth Neon

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Plymouth Neon Logo

Related Topics:

218 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Plymouth Experts


Level 3 Expert

78919 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you a Plymouth Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides