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Clicking noise coming from wheel......

I have a 2006 HHR we purchased Nov 2005 and have been having that problem with the clicking sound since at least 1 1/2 - 2 years ago. First I was told that the noise was from my rims being swapped...They said first that my rims were someone elses and they did not fit my car. When I questioned that answer they told me something new. Then about the 3-4th time I brought it back I was told the hub cab needed to be replaced because it was broken inside. After that the noise still persisted and they replaced that service bulletin thing talked about above....that was last Summer 2007. About 2 months ago I went back to the dealer because it still has that noise and was told "Nothing is wrong with my vehicle, I test drove a new HHR and it makes the same noise, deal with it". Well I contacted chevy and they seem to want to find out why it is making that noise but because I have 65000 miles on it now they said I would have to pay for diagonsis and they will see what the problem is and see if chevy can help pay for the repairs if any are needed but no guarentee......Anyone else having the same problem?

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  • citigirl79 Aug 19, 2008

    I am trying to make sure I understand what you are asking.....The sound seems to sound like something is in my wheel. People stop me in trafic to tell me something is in my wheel. The noise happens while driving in city speeds up to 55 that I can hear. I believe traffic on the highway is too noisy and thats why I can't hear it on the highway. It is a continous noise. Yes if I slowly back out of the driveway or slowly drive up to something it still makes the noise but it is not so intense. Of course I believe it is because the wheel is turning slower so the noise is slower.

  • Denis Aube May 11, 2010

    Does the clicking happen at every wheel revolution (ie. if you inch it forward slow, can you hear it happen every time the wheel turns over)

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Slim possibility it could be a bearing too. When it's not under load and is free-wheeling (2wd) the stress on the hub assembly changes, making the clicking more noticeable. When under a load, being driven, the pressure on the bearing would be more steady (in 4wd) and might make it less noticeable, if at all.

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SOURCE: Noises problem 2006 Chevy Cobalt 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automati

Wow, sounds like a good one, my only suggestion would be, try changing or machining the brake rotor and double checking to make sure all the caliper hardware is torqued up tight. Possibly a tire? Try switching side to side.

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SOURCE: Car running hot, clicking noise in dash when turn the heater on

Thermostate goes bad (it might be placed it reverse way) or gatting stuck not opening. Engine might die it you wont have it checked ASAP. Also if you bought an aftermarket cap (not for GM) it might cause the ptoblem with coolant pressure. Check that it says for how much psi.
Hope that helps
Good Luck

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2007 Impala rear tire wear due rear wheel spindle rods

Nick52284,
I have gone thru 3 sets of good tires now. Tires lasting from 10-12k miles before they hit cords. This is after the dealer does an alignment to spec. Funny thing is I have never seen the alignment specs from the dealer, I only get "aligned to spec". My wear is on the inside of the tires just as described in the police bulletin. I have tried different brands each time and get the same result (wear to the cords in 6 months or less). The bulletin only applies to the police version becasue GM doesn't want the bill for the thousands of ordinary customers repairs. There are enough complaints of this exact thing on any Chevy site that you can find. We aren't all nimrods.

You may be a guru, but I think you don't know what you are talking about.

Paul

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

Testimonial: "I left a comment but I think it went under my original post. our car was fixed as described in the "police car" bulletin but under our warranty."

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