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Old 29-Nov-2005, 07:31 PM
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clicking... i hear a clicking... clicking is never good

k, so the boot on my driver's side axle is busted... has been for a while and my mechanic told me to replace it or i will soon be replacing an axle... i am an idiot... and poor... so i left it... today, i was turning into my parking space... different ones throughout the day... i felt some feedback... very faint...like a click in the wheel and when i listen to it it was a slow clicking noise... like a cranking noise... i thought it was my wheel rubbing, but ever since i switched back to 195s i never had that problem... any thoughts?
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Old 29-Nov-2005, 08:14 PM
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You answered your own question. You need a CV joint.

NaCL + H2O = Na + Cl + H2O
2Fe2 + 2Cl = FeCl2 (corrosion)
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Old 30-Nov-2005, 06:49 PM
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CV Joint for sure.

Generally if you hear clicking when turning right, it's the left one. And vice versa.. UNLESSS, one side it really bad, then it'll do it no matter which way you turn.
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Old 30-Nov-2005, 09:00 PM
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how long do u think the timeframe is until its gone completely? i mean it is a faint clicking... almost not noticeable...

its christmas time... expensive time of the year for me... hope i have a month or so... any ideas on that?
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Old 30-Nov-2005, 11:47 PM
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i drove for a year with a bad axel, wouldnt reccomend it, because eventually it will wear out badly and could possibly snap on you if it binds up.
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 12:15 PM
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you should have no problems if the clicking is very faint.

The clicking will generally only occur when you turning and accelerating at the same time. It won't happen if your just turning freely, unless it's really bad.

Try not to floor it as your making left turns and stuff. Go easy on it and you'll be fine.
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Old 01-Dec-2005, 12:55 PM
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nice, that makes a **** load of sense... thanks for that. i will jsut take it easy...

also, is there any power loss that I am getting due to a bad axel? Thanks
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No there's wouldn't be any power loss. I mean how much power loss could exist from a little play in the joints. nothing noticable.
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u could probably go on it for another couple of months,
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replacing is your best bet.
the axel can go at any time.

you trying to save 110 dollars on an axel will end up with a damaged rim, spindle, axel, lower subframe, radsupport, oil pan, tranny housing, tow truck charges, possible injury to you and others in the car and pedestrians.
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wont the wheel just stop spinning if my axel goes? cause i still have everything else holding the wheel in place. i thought the driveshaft just makes the wheel move and that was it.
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Have you seen what a broken axle at 80 km/h does to the rest of your car when it breaks????? Get it fixed or pay the price later.
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