Clicking Noise When Rolling
Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:25 PM
It passed its MOT first time with no advisories 5 weeks ago, but there's a noise that I can't work out. I don't even know if its a problem really but its not exactly confidence inspiring.
Its a clicking sound coming from the front of the car when its rolling. It happens with the engine not running or engine running either in or out of gear. Also seems to happen much more frequently when its going backwards/in reverse. The wheel bearings/balljoints are all new - Although thats not to say a problem could be being caused by installation.
I jacked the car up and turned the wheels by hand to see if I could feel any resistance through the wheels, but when jacked up you can move the wheels forward and back independently or together and the noise doesn't occur, there's no play in the wheel and the wheel spins freely and smoothly.
So makes me think it only occurs when the weight of the car is on the wheels. At first I thought maybe CV boot clips catching on something as the drive shafts spin, but all my boots are held on with plastic cable ties, and this noise is louder than anything that could be produced by them.
I can't here the noise on the road when driving, only usually at low speed whilst reversing. But when pushing the car up and down the drive it clicks going forward too. As a guide to frequency of the clicks I would say it makes 5 clicks going backward for every 1 click it makes going forward, and it'll click once roughly every metre.
Its also intermittent, some times I can push the car forward and back up the drive 5 times with no clicks, other times it clicks every half turn of a wheel.
I don't know what to think really. Anybody got any ideas? CV joints maybe? I'm stumped since its just got through an MOT with no advisories.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:55 AM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:32 AM
Last time the car was on the road, the CV joints didn't make a noise and the cars done no mileage since. Except the CV's have been apart checked/regreased and new boots fitted. I'm pretty sure they're all back together correctly, but if I hadn't put them back together correctly I guess that could cause a noise...
Edited by mike., 16 July 2012 - 08:33 AM.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:38 AM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:59 PM
Anyway, I was convinced this is a CV joint problem, but after driving the car today I've found the noise only really occurs in reverse and steering angle makes no real difference. So i'm wondering if theres anything else people can think of. My dad said maybe something in the gearbox, but this noise happens when in or out of gear, engine running or engine off.
It clicks a lot in reverse, sometime clicking constantly maybe every inch I move, but once moving forward, it clicks once and then never again unless i've reversed since.
Any other ideas what this could be?
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:05 AM
Guess its 2 new CV joints for me then... sigh... fed up of working on this car constantly
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:12 AM
I had similar problems, then the drivers side wheel bearing let go whilst doing 80, pulling the car across 2 lanes
I'd check you wheel bearing too before immediately thinking of the cv joint
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:17 PM
What are the chances of the inner pot joint CV begin worn? You can buy new ones of those, but don't know how they fit as the bearings for that seem to be part of the driveshaft really
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:46 AM
You can hear the clicking cleary as I back off the drive, if anything the video highlights it. As soon as i'm going forward the clicking stops, but does occur during tight cornering. The few clicks you hear just as I set off down my road are me with the seatbelt not the CV's.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:44 PM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:53 PM
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