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04 toyota corlla 5 speed

When going into first or reverse on my 5 speed and letting out the clutch i hear a loud click. driver halfshaft just replaced and all motor and tran mounts look intact. ive been told it mite be a bearing clicking together but there is no noticable noise going down the road

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  • josh Jun 18, 2009

    its not with the clutch i think. it only makes the noise when i first start moving in first and reverse. i should have explained better. sometimes it clicks once and sometimes twice. it also wont do it sometimes if i have the wheels pointed in the right direction.



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If there is only one click when you go into first or reverse. Then look at the linkage on the clutch pedal. If you push the clutch pedal down and up (without putting it into gear) does it still make the click sound? Is the transmission going into gear normal? Is the throw-out bearing making any noise? A throw-out bearing can make a loud click noise.

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    larry blais Jun 19, 2009

    Have you tried jacking up the front-end, chock the wheels, and use jack-stands. Try to isolate the problem, start the car up while on the stands, put it gear, and allow the front wheels to spin. While the wheels are spinning, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right and to the left (listening for click/s). Also, with the wheels straight and the vehicle off and in park. Rock each wheel back and forth (clockwise and counter clockwise) and listen for that click. You can also try putting all four wheels back on the ground, chalk the wheels, set the brake, and with the car running put it into gear and see if the click will occur (with a mild tap of the gas pedal). Try it in first and reverse. You may want to check the bolts holding the trani to the engine, lower control arm supports, anti-sway bar and links, inspect the C.V. joints, also make sure the inner part of the joint is still snapped into the trani. Some of this you may have already tried, if so with the rest of the tests done you will be that much closer to an answer. If after all this, if you still are coming up empty handed then it would be safe to say that it is internal or could be related to the clutch asembly. Good luck.



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