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Noise while turning when accelerating

When i turn a corner while accelerating a clicking noise comes from my front wheel , can u help please

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Hoq long is practical to drive around like this? Halfshafts are expensive. I won't take my car to a shop because I do all the work myself, but looking for what EXACTLY causes the noise itself. Also how long I can drive around like this if I take it easy. I'm used to more spirited driving but can take it easy. driveaxles are EXPENSIVE, and I simply won't have the $$ untl tax time.

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If you haven't already by now, have a mechanic check your CV joint.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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You have a bad drive shaft, take it to a " trusted " repair shop.
the drive shaft is the arm that is connected to the tire " behind " and is in the middle " connects the center of the tire "

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Probably a, or both front CV (constantly variable) joints in the front half-shafts (the driveshafts that run from your transmission to both your front wheels) are going bad. Not a too uncommon problem. They run about 150-160$ Canadian dollars a piece for remanufactured front shafts (from NAPA Auto Parts). Not too sure about labour cost, could be a few hundred dollars.

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SOURCE: Audi A6 Avant 1.9tdi 2004. Knocking/clicking noise when turning from front wheels

Lou,I belive your right.When an axle goes this is the sound they make.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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