Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car clicking and flapping when turning

asked by on

When I turn my steering wheel while sitting still, it makes a clicking noise. When I turn the wheel at high speeds, the tire area makes a flapping noise.

A: You may have an issue in the steering linka...

You may have an issue in the steering linkage such as a worn tie rod end or a problem in the steering rack or mount. The steering system needs to be inspected immediately as a failure in the steering system can cause a serious accident if the failure occurs while driving. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to inspect the steering system and recommend repairs. Also whenever steering component are replaced it is recommended that the vehicle be aligned.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Clicking and vibrating while driving and turning.

A vibrating sound could indicate a bad wheel bearing and a clicking noise while turning can indicate a bad cv joint. The wheel bearing is what the wheel rotates on and the CV joint is what connects the transmission to...

Q: No acceleration

Hi there. Your vehicle maybe experiencing an issue with it's throttle position sensor. This sensor tells your car how far your gas pedal is depressed telling the computer how much fuel and air to take in. Also, a lack of...

Q: Recharging a dead batter

Don't have the Ford Falcon running when you jump the cars. You should use the Falcon battery only with the jumper cables, by not having it running will limit surge voltage that may damage the Toyota. You should have no...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...