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I had 2 tires put on the front of the car and now on the passenger side I hear a popping or knocking sound coming from there, I al
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to tell what the issue is without doing some further testing. New tires can absolutely put added stress on already worn down components, or they can cause new issues if not...
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What would cause a loud clicking and shaking in my left front wheel 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello. It sounds like you may have a bad joint in your front axle. These have joints that allow the axle to move when turning. When these joints fail they will cause this exact issue. These will need to be...
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What could cause a clicking noise under the valve cover of my 1982 Mercury Grand Marquis
Hi there. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in one or more of the lifters in the engine. These are hydraulic and when they fail there ends up being too much clearance in the valve train...
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I have a clinking noises from the rear when I am driving over a bump. The noise is most relevant in hot weather.
Hi there. The noise sounds like the control arm bushings are worn and making the suspension walk around. Jack up the vehicle and check the suspension on the rear for any looseness and if there is any broken or damaged...
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Hi there. The clicking or popping sound when turning is the sound of the outer ball joint in the CV Shaft that is emitting the sound. The joint is either worn or out of lubrication and trying to seize up....
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When shifting from reverse to drive or drive to reverse I hear a clicking noise.
Hi there. There is a gear train issue with your transmission or a bad CV Shaft that is causing the transmission to shift had into gear. Since it shifts harder in reverse than forward, I suggest that the gears inside...
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I've recently had the driver's side spring done along with the pads and discs on the brakes. Since getting my car back it is now making a clicking noise.
Hi there. The noise could could be the suspension being loose or the brakes could be sticking on at first. Check the suspension out and see if there is anything that could be loose. If the suspension is tight, then...
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Thinking of buying a different car. I found one online and took it for a test drive. It has a few concerns. Is it worth investing?
Hi there. With the problems that you have mentioned, this could be an expensive fix, depending on what is wrong with the clicking sound and what is wrong with the transmission. The clicking sound is more of a CV Shaft...
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When I brake I hear a clicking noise.
Sometimes when brakes are replaced, a piece of the sheet metal shims can be bent, leading to clicking or even screeching sounds. Or your noise may not be related to the brakes at all. If you hear the noise when...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a solenoid near the shifter that is called the interlock solenoid. It relates to the brake switch, and is part of what allows you to move out of park when you push...
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i have a 2005 dodge ram 1500 that makes a clicking noise when i turn what is this
If your vehicle is 4WD with CV axles in the front, a common cause of clicking and clunking in the circumstances that you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with...
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Have rapid clicking noise around the transfer case.
Sounds like the shifter solenoid is stuck in a position and will not disengage. Try removing the harness to the shifter solenoid on the transfer case and see if the noise goes away. If it does, then the shifter solenoid...
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If your transfer case does not have a shift solenoid, then the Throttle Valve cable could be installed incorrectly making a clicking sound. This will only occur when the engine is running and the vehicle is in motion. Most likely,...
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clicking noise in steering
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first components to consider when you experience these symptoms are the tires. They will create noise and vibration when they are inflated improperly, out of round, or out of balance. If the...
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2013 Ford Fiesta has some weird clicking noise.
Hi there. The clicking noise could be coming from the brake pads shifting around when the brake pedal is released. The fluid noise could be just fuel in the tank sloshing around if your fuel level is low. I recommend...
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fuel pump area noise. 2006 VW Passat 3.6L
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The ESP light seems to be out of place, and we need to make sure you do not have several issues going on at once. Typically it lights up when the system is...
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I have clicking in my steering column and it was hard to turn.
The ESP light could be coming on for the motor that helps the steering on the steering column shaft. The clicking noise that you are hearing could be the clock spring going bad in your steering column. The springs are...
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Clicking when letting off the gas pedal.
The differential inside the transmission may be worn or have an issue with the bearings that is causing the clicking noise when loaded on the opposing side to the load applied when driving. Try to see if the noise occurs...
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Hello there, my 2005 BMW 525i is not starting but its cranking. I've also noticed clicking sound near at the turbo.
Hi there. If the fuel pump relay is getting hot, then check the condition of the fuel pump when the key is on. If there is no sound at the fuel pump (like a hum), then the fuel pump maybe...
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Loud clicking noise under dash sounds electrical. I just replaced cluster and it seems to be coming from somewhere else.
The clicking sound in the dashboard could be the hazard flasher energizing when the lights are not on. Also, there could be a sticking blend door motor that is skipping the gears and causing a loud clicking noise. If you...

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