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We have a clicking noise every time we drive the car it sounds like there is a nail stuck in the tyres but we have changed all the tyres . the faster you go the louder the clicking goes it is very anoying

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Try having as qualified mechanic look at the CV joints (constant velocity) in a front wheel drive they are what allows you to power the car and also steer. Like a universal joint.

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I suggest you find a large parking lot devoid of cars (at night, for example) and drive clockwise, then counter clockwise at moderate speed to see if there is any change in the volume of the click.
You may have a pitted front wheel bearing; when it isn't serious yet, it will produce the click. As it deepens or enlarges, it will become increasingly audible and when bad enough, it will be felt in the steering wheel too. Driving it in both directions can reveal on which side the bearing is failing. If you hear a change, even minor, I would have it inspected by a pro.

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