2005 GMC Sierra Clicking noise nobody knows

Tiny
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  • 2005 GMC SIERRA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 71,500 MILES
I have new CV shafts, new brakes with resurfaced rotors, new wheel hub assembly and the lubrication has been completed but the truck still makes a loud clicking noise, in the front passenger wheel area, as soon as you reach 15mph. The noise speeds up as the vehicle does. I've had several shops look at it with no answers they all say everything seems OK and tight. Any thoughts would help.
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 1:45 PM

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Tiny
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IF there was not a bi-directional surface put on the rotors, it will be much like an LP. Vinyl record. The pads can act like the needle and follow the grooves until the pad clicks back in place.
Although the pads should not be touching the rotors while driving, it doesn't mean they are not.

Try running the truck up on a lift and use a stethescope to locate the noise asuming it will do it up in the air.

Were all these parts replaced to try to eliminate the noise? OR has it started afterwards?

Any changes if you are in a hard turn regarding the clicking?
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 5:36 AM
Tiny
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The parts were replaced trying to eliminate the noise. I believe the resurface was bi-directional. The truck was run up on a lift and the noise goes away. The clicking only comes in with load on it. The CV shaft and hub were recommendations from a repair shop. Turning does not seem to effect the noise speed does, the frequency increases with speed.
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 8:41 AM
Tiny
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Mmmmmm.I hate to miss diagnose.I would have thought both the bearing/hub assy or driveshaft at first thought myself.

Other things that follow RPM could be the flywheel, (cracked).

Might be worth picking up some chassis ears.
Since it only happens under road conditions, this may be the only way of actually testing that I can see.
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 8:36 PM
Tiny
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I finally have success, the same repair shop I started with found the problem. The tire shop I had used to put new wheels and tires on left wheel weights loose. The wheel weights were attached with double sided tape and two of them would rattle with slight bumps in pavement. This was a very expensive lesson in always start at the beginning. Each shop skipped the simple because I had told them what has been checked, oh well. Thanks!
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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 10:40 AM
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So easy to overlook the basics. That was why I asked about the sequence of events. Glad you got er!
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Friday, August 14th, 2009 AT 8:33 AM

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