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There is a clicking noise coming from a black rubber thing behind front drivers side tire, any suggestions?

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  • freckels30 Jul 24, 2009

    im not sure what the part is called, it is rubber and its black and its located behind the drivers side front tire and there is a noise coming from it

  • freckels30 Jul 24, 2009

    the mechanics were i bought the car said its just a normal noise the car makes and there was nothing they could do for it. thank you for your help. i really appreciate it

  • freckels30 Jul 24, 2009

    would you happen to have any suggestions on what i should do, or just leave it alone?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    think you could be a little less vague?



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Have your cv joint replaced, if you dont the vehicle will not move

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    Joe Alexander Jul 24, 2009

    have the cv joint replaced or the whole axle whichever is more economical for you but it HAS to be repaired


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Yes this boot covers the constant velocity joint, if it clicks it is defective, the other expert is wrong about it freezing up, that won't happen for a long time, have seen cars go years with clicks in the joints.

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Is the black rubber thing have what looks like accordion pleats? If so that is a CV boot. Inspect it for cracks and tears. Look for a lot of grease flung around. This would indicate a bad CV joint.

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  • kmr16442 Jul 24, 2009

    I'd take it for a second opinion just for peace of mind. You could also crawl under the van and inspect the boots for tears or cracks.


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