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My Front Left Tire Makes A Clicking Noise While I Drive. What Could It Be?

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Sarah Devine answered
If you experience a clicking noise while driving this means there is something wrong with your car and you should seek advice and repair from a mechanic. The most common reason for this usually includes a problem with your constant velocity joint. In front wheel drive cars, there are four CV joints and they are parts of the drive shaft which connects the transmission to the wheel.
This could be damaged through various reasons. The main reason is driving over bumpy and uneven surfaces. This is a main cause as it forces the wheels to move up and down continuously thus, tiring out the joints. This usually means the protective boot that covers the joint has been damaged which is the first stage of damage to the joint and hence the clicking noise.
There are two main types of CV joints - ball type joints and tripod type joints though all CV joints are designed so they should technically last quite a long time and they do not require any maintenance.
Surprisingly, rodents such as mice and rats are a huge concern for motor owners as they can chew holes through car parts such as the protective boot of a CV joint. Putting down poisons or traps around your garage is worth while if this could be a concern for you.
Replacement CV joints are not overly expensive. If you have an everyday vehicle that is fairly common, you should be able to get one ranging from about £90 - £130. Arranging this through your dealer should mean that the part will be better and more suited to your car. Labour costs will range depending on who you go with so it is best to call around before taking your car in. If the boot is damaged and the CV joint is not badly damaged, you should replace it as soon as possible to prevent further damage costing a much higher price.
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Most likely a foreign object stuck in tire tread if sound is constant regardless of wheel position and is louder outside the window than inside the vehicle.  Action: Check all tire treads.      Second  most likely if front wheel drive is rezeppa, or tripoid type constant velosity (CV) joint. In good ol' plain english, that's the shaft which transfers your engines torque to the wheels. However,the sound is only while turning rt. Or left which puts stress on the shafts pivit points.  Action: Go to large quiet lot and drive in slow sharp circles left  and listen for sound, then right listen for sound. If you hear a click left, replace left front CV axle, if rt. Then rt. Front CV axle replacement.        Other sinarios depend on vehicle yr. , make, model, drivetrain, and features.  Oky Doky!                                                                                                      ASE Master Certified Technician
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SidrA Tasneem answered
Yes it is wheel bearing that is causing clicking in the front wheel of your car tire. You should make it tight because if this screw is loose then in result you hear some weird noise or clicking. You can easily tight it with the help of screw.
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William Hook answered

Most likely an object stuck in tire tread if the sound is constant regardless of wheel position and is louder outside the window than inside the vehicle. It is very dangerous if you avoid this noise while traveling. You should immediately visit the Autobody Repair shop and make the car noiseless.

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Anonymous answered
Ive had the same problem for quite some time.. Clicking of the wheels. My major problem is traveliing at 70mph+ and the steering and car starting to vibrate violently.
I had 17"s before on a ford fiesta, I got them changed to all originial wheels,, but no change. Then had to change the left Driveshaft, still no change. Now I was told it might be right driveshaft or the gearbox... I had goosebumps and lost beliefs in mechanics for a minute. When the car was jacked up, he tried turning the right wheel, where we noticed clicking noise,
Now I am so confused,com..
PLZ HELP. As I don't think its the gearbox.
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Anonymous answered
I had exactly the same problem yesterday and I really freaked out. After reading different answers I decided to remove my tire and look. Guess what I found, all the screws were loose, but nothing else inside look bad. After I tightened the screws the sounds disappeared and I had a very nice Saturday night.
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Laurence answered
There are several things it could be. It is most likely to be something to do with dirt from the ground. Sometimes say a stone will bounce up into the groove of your tire or possibly it happens a lot with my mums car dirt like mud has caught up between the tire and the brakes and it stays on the brake pad and when you drive the tire rubs against it causing the clicking noise. If that is the case just get your local garage to have a look for them to tell you
 
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Anonymous answered
I suddenly have a squeeling in my front left tire when I stop or when I turn right.  I wonder if we are having the same issue.  I am getting mine checked out this week so I will keep you updated and maybe send you an email with their diagnostic.

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Rena Chisholm answered
You might also want to have your brakes checked. Once the pads start to wear out they are designed to make a similar noise to alert you that they need to be changed.
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You may also want to check and see if you have picked up a nail in your tire. A wheel bearing usually makes a roaring sound. On newer model vehicles if it were the wheel bearings you would pull the hub off and replace it with a new one. The bearings are already packed in. If it is an older model then you would pull the hub, replace the bearings by packing them in with grease.
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My car makes a clicking sound from the front right tire but I only hear it when I'm driving very slow; it seems to start when I slow down...I was driving one day and heard a light banging noise under my car and then the wheel started clicking. Since then I've had the breaks changed and new tires but the noise doesn't stop.
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Before you do anything mechanical wise, check your tire to see if you don't have a stone in your tire.
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I have similar problems to everyone else but it seems that everytime i back out of the garage i her a small medium sound like a click in the front right tire and after that the first time i pull up to a stop sign it does it and then im alright for the most part the rest of the ride what can be causing this noise?
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Anonymous answered
If it is a front wheel drive and the noise is heard while turning it is what they call a C/V  joint that is bad. It is the same concept as a you-joint in a regular drive shaft.
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My 4-wheel drive Van is making some clicking noise when ever in driving and it gets worse when I drive fast and I'm not sure what it is so can someone help me
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My v a n makes a clicking sound so, I took it up on a hill and shot it. No more clicks!!! Try that
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Lindsey Rice answered
I had this problem with my neon once. It only made a horrible sound when I turned. It turned out to be the tie rod.

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