Making a clicking noise
My car has been making a clicking noise when I start driving or stopping its on the left front end area..I was wondering if its possible for you to come check it out I live in Roseville and how much would it cost to do so? I'd totally appreciate it greatly I have to drive back and forth to work and drop off and pick up my son from school daily..
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What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint is packed with a special grease and sealed tight with the rubber or plastic boot, that is held in place with two clamps. The most common problem with the CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or gets damaged. Once this happens, the grease comes out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail due to lack of lubrication and corrosion. When the CV joint becomes damaged or worn, you may hear a clicking, clunking or popping sound coming from this area as the weight of the vehicle puts pressure on this area and shifts back and forth and side to side. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.
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As we move and tendons move across a bony prominence or across a joint, then a clicking sound can be produced. It is perfectly normal for gas bubbles of Nitrogen to be found in our joints and sometimes these bubbles popping may also create a noise. This is thought to be what happens when we `crack our knuckles`.
Get teeth as close as possible without touching top teeth to bottom. Touch tongue to the top of your mouth, right behind your top teeth. Blow out of your mouth normally. Now, use your uvula while blowing, and you should feel a vibrating near the middle of your throat.
CV axle. If you notice that the clicking noise is most prominent when you turn your car, the most likely suspect is a CV (or constant velocity) axle. CV axles allow the car`s transmission to drive a car`s wheels and open up a range of motion with bearings.
For people with a rare condition known as misophonia, certain sounds like slurping, chewing, tapping and clicking can elicit intense feelings of rage or panic.
During speech production, the mouth, tongue, teeth, and saliva, together with the mouth`s soft tissues, all work together and can sometimes result in little bubbles of saliva getting trapped and producing a clicking or popping sound. “
Clicking, Clunking, or Thumping Sound From Floor of Vehicle
When Parked, Model 3 opens the HV Battery contactors to help conserve energy. This sound occurs when you start the vehicle after it`s been Parked, and signifies that the high voltage contactors are closing the circuit between your vehicle and the Battery.
It might be a battery or alternator problem
A rapid clicking noise when trying to start your car could mean there`s something wrong within the electrical system. Perhaps your battery`s dead, or your alternator, which charges the battery, isn`t working correctly.
You would probably be right. That dreaded clicking noise can usually be traced to the battery, and the fix could be as simple as a jump-start or tightening a cable. Just one click, though, probably means the fault lies with the starter motor (more on that later).
The painless noise in your joints or ligaments is both common and quite normal. The synovial fluid lubricates and protects the joints. Over time, gases can build up in these areas which are released when the joint is being used. Thus, the pops and cracks.
Misophonia is a phenomenon that causes strong emotions and reactions to certain “trigger” sounds. While it isn`t an officially recognized condition, experts still recognize what it is and how it can affect you.
It`s a common symptom of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, or TMD. People who develop jaw clicking as a symptom of TMD commonly have other symptoms, such as: Jaw pain.
If you often hear your jaw popping or clicking, it can be a sign of TMJ disorder. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a malfunction of the joints that control your jaw. It can lead to pain or stiffness in your face, jaw, neck, shoulders, or frequent headaches. It may be caused by misalignment.
A clicking sound is almost always a sign of malfunction. Most clicking parts can be easily replaced – such as a fan or hard drive – but if left untreated, broken parts can damage more of your computer.
Shivering and teeth chattering is a normal bodily response to help raise your temperature when needed. However, if you find your teeth clinking together even when you aren`t chilly, this could be a sign of another health problem.
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My 2003 ford explorer wont start up just get click click click click click click click click
If the battery is weak and the voltage is dropping to below 9 volts you will get the clicking without the starter turning the motor. Have the battery voltage checked and if battery cannot hold a load then replace it and clean the battery terminals and recheck system to see if it starts.
The truck wasn’t starting up or making any noise. I replaced the starter and it still doesn’t want to start up. It just makes a clicking noise
Hey there. You have a bad battery or there is a bad connection in the starting system. The battery should be load tested and the state of charge should be checked with a hydrometer. Your starter requires about ten times more power from the battery than any other system in your car. Even if the headlights and all other electrical components work, it is not a good indicator of the condition of the battery. So a thorough testing of the battery should be performed first.
If the battery checks out, then the problem is a bad connection in the starting circuit. The first test I do, which may be irrelevant since you have already replaced the starter, is to tap on the starter with a hammer while someone is attempting to start it. If it cranks the motor, it needs a starter. It is possible a new starter is bad, so there is still some value in performing this test.
If this doesn’t reveal a bad starter, another simple and test is to attempt to crank the car for up to thirty seconds. Pay attention to smoke or any electrical burning smells that might occur. If you experience one of these, immediately stop and look under the hood for a hot spot in the battery cable connections. Feel both battery posts, the positive and negative battery cables, the ground connection at the frame and the main power connection at the starter. If any of these are hot or warm, it is a bad connection.
If that doesn’t reveal anything, the next step is to use a test light to see if the starter solenoid is getting power from the ignition switch. If it is not, you will need to use a test light to find our where the connection is lost. The suspect parts are the ignition switch and the neutral safety switch (aka the transmission range switch). You will need access to a wiring diagram and a test light for this portion of the testing.
If you should require further assistance, I recommend having a professional technician, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose your starting issue so that this can be repaired.
Clicking noise in idle (link of Video of noise included)
Hi there. Although it is hard to pinpoint the exact source of this noise via a video, it sounds a lot like an exhaust leak. When the exhaust manifold of exhaust tubes age, they are exposed to elements, creating weakness in the metal and eventually will crack or break. It is also possible that this sound is caused by cylinder head hardware that is loose (such as lifters or rocker arms) or not getting enough lubrication. Again, without being there it is impossible to know for certain, but you might want to have a professional mechanic complete a car is making a noise inspection to determine what is causing this issue.
Car makes grinding noise – 1996 Chevrolet Corsica
Hey there, thanks for writing in. I would have a professional mechanic check out the constant velocity joints on your vehicle. One or more of them may be worn enough to cause the noises you describe. S/he can diagnose and replace any failed CV joints.
when i turn it make little noise. when press on brake and put on reverse it’s makes weird noise and shakes. thank you
It sounds like you may be dealing with a few issues. I would start by asking if there is a check engine light on? If there is, then getting the engine control module scanned for faults would be the first step to diagnosing the low power issue. As far as the noise over bumps and when turning, there could be a damaged CV joint or axle shaft, or there could be a loose suspension or steering component. Weak motor mounts could cause a weird noise and shake when going into reverse with your foot on the brake, so it’s possible those have failed as well. I would suggest having a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose the noise over bumps and the noise when put in reverse.
AC blower making clicking noise.
The noise is the blend door actuator for the a/c. The actuator is very common to go bad internally. The actuator will try to move the blend door to a certain position when you turn on or off the vehicle. They may click or grind and a replacement is needed to repair the problem. Have a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come inspect out your problem.
fuel pump area noise. 2006 VW Passat 3.6L
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The ESP light seems to be out of place, and we need to make sure you do not have several issues going on at once. Typically it lights up when the system is activated and is currently working. If it is blinking, then there may be an issue with the system. However, start with the clicking sounds. This noise in VWs has often been attributed to the fuel lines making contact and clicking with the engine vibrations. Keep in mind the fuel pump relay will click when it is experiencing issues as well. Make sure it is not something that simple before taking more serious corrective actions. You may need to lift the vehicle to get a good look at something like this. You may also want to do some electrical testing to the pump’s terminals to make sure it is getting the amount of voltage that you need. For more diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.
My car makes a really annoying noise and sometimes dies right after
Hi there. From the description you have provided your vehicle’s moaning noise and intermittent stalling problem could be any number of things. It could be a failed alternator diode making the moaning noise and affecting the idle.
A failed alternator diode(s) allows voltage to flow both directions or no flow at all resulting in noise heard and erratic electrical operation. It could be a faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve can make noise and would account for the erratic idle and sporadic dying. It could be an accessory component, such as an A/C compressor, serpentine belt tensioner, or idler pulley, power steering pump making noise and placing undo load on the engine at idle. If you would like to have this done, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the noise and stalling issue.