Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replaced cv axle with non oem still getting clicking.

asked by on

I replaced my front right cv axle with a non oem part. IT fixed the vibration while driving but the clicking noise is still present. When I'm stopped and in drive the front end vibrates it also vibrated the steering wheel. I took a look at the axle it seems to be in but when I grabbed the boot connected to the diff II has some play it can be moved in and out of the diff but less that a half inch. IS this normal? is the cv axle not in all the way?

A: Hello. The play where the axle connects to ...

Hello. The play where the axle connects to the differential can be a bad bearing in the differential or more commonly the inner joint of the axle. Most of the time when this occurs it is because of a defective aftermarket axle. I would have used an OE new axle on this and if the play was still there then axle was replaced then the front differential will need to be rebuilt. If you want to have this axle issue looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose wht there is freeplay in the axle.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I cannot find a computer with the Part #. 1860A799. Can I use another part number that looks the same?

Hi there. The part number that you have is specific to your vehicle's computer system. If you are wanting to replace the computer with an aftermarket computer, you can but you will need the computer flashed (programmed) to the VIN...

Q: Rear axle question

The leak on the axle seal may be minor if you did not notice the level to be low when you checked it. I cannot say it will last for 2 and a half hours of driving, since this is...

Q: When I start the Jeep I hear a clicking noise once I turn the ignition , it wouldn't start til I pushed the accelerator

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery or potentially a faulty starter solenoid. Generally, pressing the accelerator makes no difference on today's modern vehicles due to the throttle by wire technology cars are equipped with. The...

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 to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...