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Tapping noise from front wheels during acceleration, especially when the wheels are turned

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  • m_g_white Aug 11, 2008

    added info - it is a 1998 1.8 at 100k miles. the frequency of the tapping is related to the speed of the wheels.



    cheers,

    m_g_white

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It sound like outer CV Joints. For the amount of work rather replace them and be sure! if one break you are stuck the car will not go further.

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Sounds very much like worn constant velocity joints on your driveshafts. Get under the car and check for any axial play. i.e. see if you can twist the shaft back & forth. Is it your own car & want a cheap, temporary fix? Remove driveshafts & swap the outer joints side to side. I had this problem on an Audi but found the driveshafts were slightly different lengths from each other otherwise I would've swapped the whole shaft assemblies over.

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