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StormTrippinFiVe9 07-28-2011 06:20 PM

Clicking noise
Hey all,
About a few weeks ago I've noticed a very irritating clicking noise coming from my front end when I drive. The sounds are coming from what it sounds like by my left and right wheel area. When i slow down the clicking slows down and when i accelerate the clicking speeds up. I've been doing alittle research and I think it may be my universals or u-joints going bad but I'm not sure.


Quiet Lunatic 07-28-2011 06:56 PM

hey be4 u buy anything raise ur front up and spin ur wheel's as fast as u can.and listen for the noise.

Screamintrashcan 08-12-2011 02:16 PM

If this were a 4x4, I 'd tell ya to have a look at the axle joints . IF it is a 4x4, change em, it can get mighty expensive to run worn front axle joints... Never heard of such a noise from a 2 wheel drive

snrusnak 08-12-2011 04:28 PM

Yeah we need to know 4wd or 2wd?

If 2wd it is most likely wheel bearings, but could be a few other things....
If 4wd still could be wheel bearings amongst other things, but also could be something with the driveline of the 4wd...

StormTrippinFiVe9 08-15-2011 07:16 PM

yeah its a 4x4.

you think it could be a spun bearing?

snrusnak 08-15-2011 07:53 PM

I didn't mean spun bearing as in a bearing in the engine, I meant old/bad wheel bearings. Wheel bearings do wear out over time, especially if they aren't ever repacked with grease. The fact that the clicking matches to the speed of the wheel indicates to me that it is either wheel bearings or like you said the axle joints...

platinuminjected 08-15-2011 08:10 PM

im not sure what that would be either but i would defently bring it in and get it looked at

StormTrippinFiVe9 08-15-2011 10:13 PM

alright appreciate it

Stainless 08-15-2011 10:18 PM

Most likely bad u-joint, :wavey:

rambob 08-30-2011 09:59 AM

a failing wheel bearing is more commonly a sound of a "roaring", like loud mud tires.
it really could be a number of things, the ujoints are a good cheap place to start.
the transfer case chain having slack, I have read is a common "clicking" noise

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