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Q: My wife's car makes a clicking noise when the wheel is turned; could it be the CVs?

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When the steering wheel is turned, makes a clicking noise. I notice when backing in the garage. I don't drive it often
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello - Yes, your diagnostic skills are ver...

Hello - Yes, your diagnostic skills are very good! It is almost certainly the CV joints, the outer joints in particular. I would recommend that you have the axle/CV joint assembly replaced in both front axles by a mobile, professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, who can come to your location and repair this problem.

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