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Old 20-May-2007, 11:47 PM
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knocking sound...

I hear a knocking sound whenever I make a very sharp turn......only when the turn is sharp and i'm taking it from a stand still....
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Old 21-May-2007, 03:00 AM
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check your front end out
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Old 21-May-2007, 09:17 AM
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might be a upper,lower ball joint, or outer tie rod, or poss wheel bearing. Make sure your lugs are tight first.
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Old 21-May-2007, 10:12 AM
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my axle did/does the same thing.
It started out only doing it (clicking or knocking) when making a sharp turn from a stop, but now it clicks pretty much everytime i turn left. My axle boot has been ripped for over a year now and its just finally starting to get bad, i suppose i should prolly change it out eh.
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Old 22-May-2007, 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by zeeman
my axle did/does the same thing.
It started out only doing it (clicking or knocking) when making a sharp turn from a stop, but now it clicks pretty much everytime i turn left. My axle boot has been ripped for over a year now and its just finally starting to get bad, i suppose i should prolly change it out eh.
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.....yeah I think it's my axle...but it's been making that noise for a few years now, replaced the ball joints and all, but still get the same sound..... sounds like it's about to break...... meh I should prolly check it out eh.
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Yeah, if it breaks you'll be looking at a tow bill too!
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axle, $110-120 at canadian tire
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axle....$90 at euro drive in burlington.

Screw crappy tire, seriously....i shouldn't say that, half of my tool collection is mastercraft.
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Old 22-May-2007, 06:50 PM
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^^more than half. Pos
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sorry i'm not Mr. i'll go into debt for the next 10 years just to have snap-on tools, pos.
I'm in debt for the next 20 years paying off this house.
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atleast im a snap on baller.

Alot of my tools are master-crap as well though. lol 3 pry bars for $144 from snap pos. haha
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Old 22-May-2007, 10:07 PM
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lol u guys are jokers.......

So how can i be certain if it's the axles?? and zeeman mine used to be just at sharp turns also but today when i drove it i noticed it comes pretty much when i'm making turns in general, and when the wheel is fully turned, no sound.....so only at a certain angle it makes noise, and it's loud
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check to see if any of the boots are ripped, chances are that they are and all of the grease has leaked out (usually all over the place).
If you are uncertain, take it to a shop, see what it needs, if its an axle, instead of paying a shop $300 to do it, go buy a rebuilt axle for cheap (even if its from CT its cheap enough) and 4/10 skill level (tops) to change an axle, takes me 30-40 minutes with hand tools on jack stands....bust the axle nut loose while the cars still on its wheels on the ground (a tip that'll save ya some frustration).
If its a balljoint or tie-rod just have the shop deal with it, they'll be able to do an alignment too if its a tie-rod.
Or have c-pos snap-on baller help ya out, hes in oakville close-ish to you, i'm sure he could change an axle in a couple of hours...lol
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I have the same problem right now....CV joint. Does it knock when you are on the gas and turning...That's what i have. Gonna do an axle swap soon.

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Old 29-May-2007, 07:04 PM
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its easy to check if its an axle. Normally the boot will be ripped, if the outter boot is ripped it will click/knock when you turn the wheel in that direction. If its the inner it will click while accelerating.

Just jack the car up, put it in gear and drive it.. if its an axle it will click/knock. Easy to tell.
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Originally posted by zeeman

Or have c-pos snap-on baller help ya out, hes in oakville close-ish to you, i'm sure he could change an axle in a couple of hours...lol
it takes 7 hours to replace an axle man. Cmon
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Old 10-Jun-2007, 10:08 PM
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so yeah my passenger's side axle boot was ripped......so i went to my mechanic and he's changing both my axles for 160 installed including parts......i was gonna say couldn't he just change the boots but for that price i can't go wrong right? and i've known my mechanic for years so parts quality is never an issue......
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only idiots change boots haha
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Originally posted by Cynikal.Mindset
only idiots change boots haha
lol yeah i figured.....

and my bad...he's only changing the bad axle for 160...is that a good price?? I mean i know zeeman said i could do it myself, but my dad is paying and all and it's my dad's mechanic so i figured ok why not lol.....
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well seeing as I get my axles for 73 a piece for rebuilt that means you are charged around 90 labour!
should have just bought both the axles and had someone on here to do it for a 28 or $50
too late now
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