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Clicking noise from transmission when taking right turn or sitting with driver side down hill

Clicking from transmission when turning right or parked on hill with driver side down hill. change axles they are new but still making noise.

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Could be the steering box or gear... check there for the noise. You really can't tell where noise comes from from inside a car. They can be very transient

Posted on Nov 27, 2014

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SOURCE: Clicking under the front end

my father's 2003 gp had a nocking noise. we replaced the tie rods and prob solved.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Clicking while turning

Have you been the one doing the work if not fire your mechanic. It sounds to me like a wheel bearing.
to check jack up the front wheels , leave the tires on, then grab teh tire move the wheel up/down then left/right then in/out if it moves in any of these directions you got a problem in and out is the bearing, left to right a steering componant, up down ball joint general slop is either a CV joint or the wheel bearing again.
If that is all good on both sides then is may be teh trransmission has an issue get it to a shop for a look. hope this helps

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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Dude thats complicated,
Y don't U go to Autozone and get a chilton's book for you car and read the instructions :)

Most likely you have to replace it, try car-parts.com for used parts from salvage yards

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My '97 Pontiac Bonneville se makes a single click

you have a bad starter or wire going to the starter

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SOURCE: 2000 pontiac firebird headlights make grinding niose when closed

This problem is caused by the headlight gear being stripped. If you go on ebay, there is someone who sells brass headlight gears. Once you put the gear in, you will not have this problem again. . . unless the other gear goes bad. It's usually the driver's side headlight that does it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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