Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Clicking sound from the rear end on 1990 Porsche 944

asked by on

The car has gone 165,000 miles. The other day I started the car and there was sudden clicking sound coming from the rear end. I tried driving it and the clicking in the rear continued as I was making a turn. The sound was like something slipped inside and caught again and the noise continued in this pattern. I was told this might be the cv joint. What do you think?

The rubber boot on the CV joint can rupture after high miles and the grease will leak or splatter from the area as the wheel it’s connected to turns. Once the joint is dry, you will be able to hear the metal rubbing together making a clicking noise. My suggestion would be to have a professional inspect the clicking noise in person in order to have this appropriately repaired.

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: Why is my car failing CO levels at idle? It passes everything else with ease.

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. You may have to replace the distributor cap and rotor for a good, strong spark. Then, get some sea foam and put it in the vacuum system of the engine. This will clean the...

Q: How low can my truck legally be like how high off the ground?

I have never heard of a legal limit for how low a vehicle can be. I would not recommend going below 6 inches for the lowest part of the suspension or you will not be able to go over a...

Q: Average cost to replace brakes and rotors on all 4 wheels and rotors on 2014 Porsche paramera

Hi there. That's really hard to figure as it really depends on what components you use and where the services are completed. If OEM parts are used (which is highly recommended for your Porsche Panamera, they can range from $450...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...