2003 CHEVY MALIBU CLICKING NOISE

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  • jsalinas90
  • 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

Noises problem
2003 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

im hearing a clicking noise from my car but it only seems to happen when making right turns. Ive been to 4 mechanics and all with different conclusions like wheel bearing, flywheel, and cv shaft. I changed one of the axles but its still making the noise and I dont want to keep wasting money and not getting anything fixed. Any suggestions?

Friday, May 8th, 2009 AT 12:25 AM

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  • mmprince4000
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Clicking when making turns is (almost) always an outer CV joint.

Inspect the outer CV boots for any rips/tears in the boot or any lubricant leaking.
The boots protect the metal parts of the CV joint, if the boots gets torn/ripped, water will get into joint and wash away the lubricant eventually causing metal to metal contact.
In extreme cases the joint will fail (break or sieze, possibility causing loss of control of vehicle.

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