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What is the clicking sound coming from front axle when slowing down

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Richard, to answer your question I would need to know the Year/Make/Model of your vehicle. It may possibly be your brakes though. They will start doing that (making a clicking or squealing noise) when the pads are getting thin. This happens to give you a warning so they don't get to far gone and ruin your brake rotors. Now if you have a front wheel drive vehicle (which is why I asked what kind of car) and the clicking noise started when slowing down AND making a turn, then the problem is likely a CV joint going bad. Basically it's a universal joint at the front wheel that transfers the "power" to the wheel, and when it starts going bad it will give a clicking noise when slowing down AND turning. I would bet it's one of these two problems, and fixing either one shouldn't be to expensive. Good luck !

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