Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ticking noise when turning hard - 2012 Subaru Impreza

asked by on

When turning very hard, just below slipping there is an audible ticking noise coming from the wheel or wheels. I'm wondering if this is a problem with the cv joints?? Unrelated (maybe) I installed some ceramic brake pads with drilled and slotted rotors and they have always been loud braking but also under normal driving a ticking swooshing noise almost in time with where the slots in the rotors are. To be expected of installed incorrectly and should be replaced?

My car has 68000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hey there. I would start with inspecting th...

Hey there. I would start with inspecting the CV joints and axles as this is a common noise that can come from this area of the car when they are worn or need to be replaced. This may also be related to (potentially) a brake pad that may be hung up on a rotor. However, this would also likely produce more of a grinding sound as well. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the ticking noise and assist with repairs.

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: Grinding when 4WD is engaged

The best way to diagnose this problem is to have your vehicle inspected by a professional, such as one from YourMechanic. However, I can make some educated guesses about your noise. There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for your...

Q: Transmission

Hey there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like your clutch is due for replacement. If you "smell the clutch" and the RMPs are increasing, but the speed is not, then it is pretty much a slipping clutch. Your best...

Q: Why the brake light is on after the brakes pads and roller are replaced with new parts?

Hi there. Check the wheel speed sensors and see if they are plugged in. If the wheel speed sensors are plugged in, then remove the sensors and clean it off. Then put them back in and drive the vehicle. 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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.