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Clicking noise when car is in motion

When I'm driving I hear a clicking noise coming from left front wheel

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Does sound like your CV joint. When you turn and you hear clicking noises coming from the front end your CV joint will need replacing.

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SOURCE: Car makes a clunking noise when I turn to the left

YES , THIS IS CERTAINLY YOUR LEFT OUTER CV JOINT, IT'S EASIER & CHEAPER TO REPLACE THE LEFT CV SHAFT

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SOURCE: 2002 ford explorer-no 4 wheel drive

wheel bearing

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SOURCE: My 2004 F-150 2WD is making a clanking noise on front left tire

The sway bar linkage probably came undone on one of the sides. Wikipedia has a picture of what your sway bar linkage may look like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sway_bar

That is a picture of a Porsche sway bar, but the idea is the same. Make sure all bolts are tight and that one end is not missing the linkage that connects it to the spring/strut. The grinding of the brakes may be the sound of the linkage piece touching the rotor. Sway bar is a logical solution to both issues.

If that doesn't fix the issue, put the front end of the truck on blocks or jack stands and have somebody wiggle the tire up/down and side to side while you inspect the mechanical components underneath. Other things to check may be the ball joints, tie rod ends and suspension bits.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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SOURCE: LOUD CLUNKING NOISE IN REAR WHEEL AREA WHEN TURNING LEFT

sounds like either a sway bar end link or shock, more towards the end link tho

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SOURCE: 1994 ford ranger 4x4 hubs make grinding/clicking noise after taken out of four wheel drive

I think yours has the automatic locking hubs that slide over the the rotor hub. If this is the case than what has probably happened is a u-joint has gone bad and wiped out that auto hub.

Be prepared for some sticker shock on those hubs. they are not cheap. The usual fix for this is to replace the front axle ujoints and what ever hub is making the noise, hopefully just one.

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