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Old 08-21-2012, 07:47 PM
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Clicking sound

I have a clicking sound on the driver side front tire. It only makes the noise when I am in motion and have the wheel turned. It does it reverse and forward. The CV axle is not turning, and it does it with 4x4 engaged and the cv axle turning. I had the front end apart not to long ago replacing the IWE Integrated wheel hub, and the bearing isn't to terrible old, and its a timken. It didn't wobble when the wheel was up in the air, and seemed solid. All the other front end pieces have also been replaced. I also hear a rubbing noise when I am driving on that side. For awhile before I replaced my IWE Hub I thought it was the cv axle just turning ( I had the lined unplugged so it was engaged to prevent damage), well after fixing the IWE Hub it still makes the sound and the cv axle is not turning as it was before.

Wondering if the bearing is maybe on its way out? One thing I did notice is tie rod end I just replaced along with all my new front end parts (upper control arms, and lower ball joints) the boot is severed completely all the way around. However the tie rod appeared to be in good shape, just the boot has been cut or split some how. Which I plan to fix, but I don't see how that would cause a clicking sound. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have inspected to make sure no lines or vac hoses are rubbing, and they are not.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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Does it pull to the driver's side? I would think that if the bearing was going bad it would pull. Also, I don't think a bearing usually makes a clicking sound. Last time I heard a bearing go bad, it made a noticeable burning smell when driving.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:01 PM
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It doesn't pull, tires are wearing even. I got a 3" level kit on it from hbs
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:52 PM
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Does it have a nail in the tire? Sorry someone has to ask the stupid questions
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:06 AM
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Check the brake pads, pull everything apart and clean it, make sure the wear tab on the brake pads isnt hitting the rotor. I know they are supposed to squeal but i just had this on my wifes car. It was a ticking noise, i was checking everything, suspension and bearing wise, finally i pulled off the brakes and saw that the wear tab was just barely touching the rotor in certain spots (which pointed to me as warped rotors as well) and it wa makeing the ticking sound. I replaced everything and tick was gone. Just a thought.

It could also be a wheel bearing starting to go.
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Thanks will try that, all though pads are new.
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Also it's got a steer wheel shake at 55 an above. Something that I've not felt before.
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CV Joint maybe? Dont those bigger leveling kits put a little strain on those joints?
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Yea but cv axles are not engaged. They aren't even turning.
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Does the clicking get faster and slower with speed of the vehicle?
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:38 PM
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Its only when I am moving in a parking lot or my drive way with the wheel turned that I hear it. It doesn't sound like it gets noisier however I can't back out of my drive way any faster, and when I do manage to whip it in a parking lot it the same noise no louder or, or faster really.

The rubbing sound I hear at lower speeds, can't hear it at higher speeds probably because of road noise and what not, but it almost sounds like a rubber being rubbed by rubber... can't really describe it, that happens even going straight. As I stated before when I had the truck off the ground the wheel bearing appeared to be in tact, and its not all that old. Its the one wheel bearing that I have replaced, and when I replaced it I put a timken bearing on it.
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Huh, I have no idea now.
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Fixed it. It was the brake caliper.
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There you go!
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