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Strange clipping sound coming from front right side. where are the cvs joints could it be that? or the drive shaft? it's a touring sedan edition.

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  • lockscarlsen Jun 29, 2009

    it sounds like a piece of plastic spinning around hitting on metal...near or in the wheel well on the passenger side. I've looked under and I don't see anything that is loose. It happens when I'm in Drive, not neutral. I tried pushing the accelerator in neutral and there is no noise. I do need new front tires. My left tire must have a cord inside bubbling so it makes the car wobble. I'm looking for a tire sale now...tomorrow sale or not I will buy a set. However I don't think that is why this other problem is occurring.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    What do u mean by CVS joint? do you mean constant velocity joint? when u say "clipping" do u mean clicking?

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It sounds like the CV joint gone bad. Usually when you look underneath the car at the axle that comes out of the inside of the wheel, you will see an rubber boot that looks like an accordion. That boot will be separated with grease sprayed everywhere. That is sure indication that the joint is your problem.

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  • old fart58 Jun 29, 2009

    The noise in drive would confirm that it is a driveline noise. The CV joints will not make noise when cruising and in neutral.

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