Mechanics

CLICKING SOUND WHEN TURNING

Lexus Other

I have just purchased a 1999 Lexus rx 300, V6 with 92,000 miles. I noticed that when I make a turn, I hear a single clicking sound from the left. Front of the car. This happens on left and right turns, tight or wide. The dealer told me this was normal " age" sounds. I think he is crazy. Could this be a bushing or boot problem or? Thanks alot!
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SPKULMOM
September 13, 2007.



Sounds like a typical dealer salesman response. Something is happening. Noises can be a little challenging at times. If you have a wheel cover, take it off and drive it. That is the simplest thing to check. My next suspicion is the brake pad moving in the caliper bracket. Braking on a turn should cause the pad to not move and stop the clicking. Try that also. Cv joints or wheel bearings can click on turns when the are getting bad but typically it is only while making a left OR a right.