Weird "clicking" noise when turning - Honda Civic Forum

Notices
Wheels and Tires Post your wheel and tire related questions here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Weird "clicking" noise when turning

Old 06-19-2007
  #1  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Age: 35
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 0
bymitten is an unknown quantity at this point
Exclamation Weird "clicking" noise when turning

Hello,

I've noticed that when I make left turn, and left turns only, I can hear a "click, click, click, click, click" noise coming from, what seems to be, my front driver side tire. The faster I make a turn, the faster the noise. I've checked my front left tire for wear or any signs of rubbing, but I don't see anythng wrong.

Also, please note that this problem doesn't happen on every left turn I make. Mainly on sharp turns but it can also be vaugly heard on not so sharp of a turn.

I've mentioned this to a friend of mine and he suggested that maybe it's something like the U-Joint or something (I can't really remember exactly) He said, if it's leaking grease and there is no grease there that it's from friction and rubbing.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
bymitten is offline  
Old 06-19-2007
  #2  
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
darklegacy540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 36
Posts: 989
Rep Power: 0
darklegacy540 is on a distinguished road
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

I had this happen to me.. it ended up being my transmission.. what a mess.
darklegacy540 is offline  
Old 06-19-2007
  #3  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Age: 35
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 0
bymitten is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

Did you have to have your transmission replaced or repaired? What happened??

Damn, I hope its not something that serious ...
bymitten is offline  
Old 06-22-2007
  #4  
A long winded 7th genr
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northern California Humboldt
Posts: 1,755
Rep Power: 200
Eyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond reputeEyger has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

Ok ok, I've had this exact same thing happen to me, and it turned out it wasn't a really bad thing. This same situation with the clicking turned out to be my coilovers.....if you have any aftermarket suspension, check that all of the parts are bolted together nicely and that everything is lined up. If you re-used that stock upper mounting plate, the 'notch' in the metal needs to be pointed toward the engine bay. If you try that and it doesn't work, they you might be dealing with an axle issue....I've heard rumors that Honda Axles aren't the toughest on the block. It's usually not that expensive to get them open and repaired. I think my shop quoted me like 90 per axle, and my shop is on the steep side. Good luck
Eyger is offline  
Old 06-28-2007
  #5  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 271
Rep Power: 0
dariusld is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

This is sign of a CV joint going out. Check the rubber boot on each end of the axles for rips or tears and alot of grease everywhere.
dariusld is offline  
Old 08-25-2015
  #6  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
Weizilla is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

The same thing is happening to my car. Clicking noises only when I make sharp left turns at +25mph. Nothing at slower speeds or right turns.

2005 sedan, no aftermarket parts
Weizilla is offline  
Old 08-30-2015
  #7  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 299
Rep Power: 0
Wild Cranker is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

Same exact issue. Happened on a 1989 Honda CRX

It's either U-joints or CV joints. One or the other.

If that doesn't fix it then yeah something is MAJORLY wrong.

But it's not. It's one of those two things.

I never did find out.. Car got jacked before I could even get it looked at.

DON'T OWN A HONDA IN IRVINGTON/NEWARK NJ AREA.
Wild Cranker is offline  
Old 09-05-2015
  #8  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 0
beeemerdude is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

OK. I have a 1991 Honda Civic DX 4 door.

per youtube & this forum, I have determined that my cv joints (both sides) are screwed. BAD clicking when making hard l & R turns, especially at slow speeds. The power steering reservoir is topped up, so it's NOT the power steering.

My Q. HOW MUCH is it to replace BOTH CV joint sides? (remember, this is a $500 great reliable beater, but if it costs $1000 to fix, I plan to just BEAT the living he## outta this car for the next 5-10 years with or without this annoying clicking noise.)

1. Thoughts?
2. COST?
3. What if I did NOTHING?

Thx in advance...
beeemerdude is offline  
Old 09-05-2015
  #9  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 231
Rep Power: 0
emich is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

[QUOTE=, the 'notch' in the metal needs to be pointed toward the engine bay. [/QUOTE]
I'll check this
emich is offline  
Old 09-05-2015
  #10  
Registered!!
 
Mad Dog Tannen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Paradise Ca
Age: 36
Posts: 1,472
Rep Power: 120
Mad Dog Tannen is a name known to allMad Dog Tannen is a name known to allMad Dog Tannen is a name known to allMad Dog Tannen is a name known to allMad Dog Tannen is a name known to allMad Dog Tannen is a name known to allMad Dog Tannen is a name known to all
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

Cv joint
Mad Dog Tannen is offline  
Old 09-07-2015
  #11  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 0
beeemerdude is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

My Q. HOW MUCH is it to replace BOTH CV joint sides? (remember, this is a $500 great reliable beater, but if it costs $1000 to fix, I plan to just BEAT the living he## outta this car for the next 5-10 years with or without this annoying clicking noise.)

1. Thoughts?
2. COST?
3. What if I did NOTHING?
beeemerdude is offline  
Old 09-07-2015
  #12  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 231
Rep Power: 0
emich is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Weird "clicking" noise when turning

[QUOTE=If you re-used that stock upper mounting plate, the 'notch' in the metal needs to be pointed toward the engine bay. [/QUOTE]


I did check this. The upper mounting plate on 2001 Civic has 3 bolts and the distance between bolt 1 and 2 and bolt 2 and 3 is 97mm. The distance between bolt 1 and 3 is 112mm therefore the "notch" can be placed only one way.
I have to agree although there is a "clicking"noise while pushing down on the fender coming from the mounting plate area.
The struts are new.
Anyone have an explanation?

emich is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Honda Civic Forum
Replies
Last Post
rtachs
Parts for Sale
2
07-16-2015 06:32 PM
civicns
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
3
05-08-2015 10:49 PM
edgenet
8th & 9th Generation Civic
1
05-02-2015 09:00 PM
SSMatey
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
4
04-13-2015 07:09 PM
CapYoda
General Automotive Discussion
29
01-07-2002 04:20 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Weird "clicking" noise when turning


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.