Jul 29, 2010

Clicking Sound When Car Turns

Car Trouble Symptoms
Clicking sound when car turns especially while driving on curves.

Car Problem Diagnosis
Clicking sound when car turns is an indication of problem involving CV joints. Only cars with front wheel drives have CV joints. Constant Velocity joints or commonly known as CV joints is a flexible joints that allows a smoother application of engine power into your car’s front wheel, there are two types of CV joints the inboard and the outboard, of the two types the outboard joints is the one nearest to the wheel. When this type of joints is worn or damaged this produces sound, this sound is the clicking sound you heard when you’re car turns on a curve.

Possible Cause of Clicking Sound When Turning
Damaged or Worn CV Joints

How to Fix Clicking Sound When Car Turns
Inspect the side of the car where you suspect the clicking sound occurs, check the outboard CV joints boot, it is the rubber that contains the CV joints underneath your car. Inspect if the boot is damaged or torn, if the boot is torn the dirt will start entering the joint this causes a clicking sound while turning, with this there is no other option but to replace the CV joint.

However, when the CV joint boot is not torn this does not mean that there is no problem with the car CV joint, you’ll to bring your car to a reputable auto repair shop and ask the mechanic to inspect your car CV joints for any problems that causes your car to produce clicking sound when car turns.

Read more : Why does my car make a clicking sound when I turn?

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