Q: Hear noise on driver's side wheel when turning right

asked by on January 21, 2016

I hear a metallic clicking sound from front driver's side wheel when turning right. A clicking sound comes from the engine while idling and driving slowly.

The first clicking sound is likely coming from a faulty CV axle. This clicking sound is made by a faulty joint within the cv axle. I would first recommend having a suspension and brakes inspection performed by a qualified professional. If the CV axle is found to be faulty, have it replaced to avoid further damage to your vehicle. If a CV axle were to break, it could hit something and break it as well on top of you losing power to the wheel it was attatched to. As for the clicking noise coming from the engine, I have two possible suggestions. It may be simply a normal engine noise caused by the fuel injectors which is why you are able to hear it at low engine rpm. Some engine have loud injectors. Secondly, it may be a case of low engine oil or damage to the engine caused by low engine oil or lack of oil changes. If this is the case, metal has likely been removed from parts of the valvetrain causing some slack in its mechanical operaton. I would first recommend checking your oil level. If the oil is within spec and the noise is not very loud it is likely just injectors.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

Does my car have airbags?

Air bags were not mandatory in vehicles until 1998 in the United States. You would see an air bag light come on the dash and then go out when you first turn on the key if you were equipped with...

I have this code, P0171 I replaced my air filter, MAF sensor and PCV, but the code keeps coming back after erasing it.

This code indicates that the fuel system on bank one is weak or that a vacuum leak exists on that side of the engine. Bank one of the engine is running lean which means that either too little fuel or...

My Ac in my car is blowing out hot air and its not the Ac coolant cause it if full

Hello. If the refrigerant is full then the problems is more than likely electrical or the compressor failed. I would check for power first at the compressor. If there is power then the compressor is bad. If there is not...

Steering issues

It is possible that the play you are feeling in your steering wheel may be related to worn out wheel bearings. The wheel bearings may not be noticeable in the steering wheel when the vehicle is stopped or parked,...

I have a Nissan Altima 2005 the check engine light has turned on

Hi Mary. Thanks for contacting us today. The check engine light will illuminate when the ECU detects an error and stores a trouble code in the computer. This code will likely direct a mechanic to what is causing the vibration....

engine dies after warming up

There are several components that can cause this problem. You are correct in thinking one could be the ignition system. Heat from the environment or the engine will cause the coils to expand, and not allow for the connection to...

A piece of cardboard/paper from the coolant jug was accidentally dropped into the coolant tank.

Unfortunately, this tiny piece of cardboard will not dissolve in coolant as it is designed to withstand the chemical makeup of the coolant. This can become lodged in areas inside the radiator that will prevent the proper flow of coolant...

Code said cylinder 1 misfire, cylinder 2 misfire, o2 sensor misfire?

Without checking the ignition coils and spark plugs myself for proper spark output I would say the engine is misfiring and may be the coils and plugs. It is also common for the valve cover gasket to leak oil into...

Oxygen sensor

Hi There, A number of things may cause the oxygen sensor to provide a false reading, causing it to appear to be faulty. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases...

Related articles

Why Are My Tires Wearing Out Faster Than Normal?
If If you noticed that one or more of your tires are exhibiting signs of abnormal wear or is wearing out at a suspiciously fast rate, it may be a sign that there are other problems with your vehicle. Your...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Honda Civic
America’s America’s best-selling compact car, the Honda Civic has been around for nine generations now, and the 2012 models boast some very exciting features and upgrades. Including coupe and sedan styles, the Civic continues to be one of the most...
How to Get Acura Dealership Certified
Acura car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Acura certified through the PACT program.