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Unread 26th August 2017, 02:02 AM
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Hi! I have replaced my front drivers (right) side axle 3 times this week with a used oem one, an ebay one (remanufactured) and today a $310 oem one and 15km later clicking??? Its only when turning left in every circumstance

Its an sg manual with 2" lift and 215/70r16 so nothing major and no problems prior to this week. Its killing the old hip pocket and patience capacity. Any ideas??
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Unread 26th August 2017, 12:13 PM
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What CV joint is breaking ? Inner or outer ?
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gday!,

its the gearbox end (inner?).
is there any chance that its the steering rack clicking?
Its funny because the steering feels sort of stiff when I replace them then doesnt when I start to hear the clicking.
I am assuming that it is the cv, I've been ripping them out and tossing them away when it might not be the problem

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I've never heard of a steering rack clicking. Are you sure it's not the outer CV or even the diff?

I had a clicking noise back in 2010 that steadily got worse and was mis-diagnosed by Subaru in Bundaberg as a CV whereas it turned out to be the front diff; needed a new crown wheel and pinion. That noise occurred in any direction though. It sounded like it was coming from the front centre of the car around the transmission tunnel.
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I would lift the car and turn the wheels by hand to feel if there's any hard point. And then put 2nd gear with engine running to hear if there's any weird noise.
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it is starting to happen in both directions now and sounds like the outta... Iv lifted the wheel and spun it backwards and forwards and nothing out of the ordinary,(dont have a hoist to lift it and run it) it also doesnt seam loose (bearing) I'm baffled. There is no way the front open diff could be slightly binding and snapping it is there?
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Hmmmm...

When driving, did you have any problems making tight turns, U-turns ? This would mean your central differential is bad. To check this out, lift both front wheels and make them turn in the same direction (with the help of a friend) and if the car wants to go forward off the stands, it means your central differential is cooked.
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I dont get binding like i have had in my older subarus when the center is going out, but it does feel like it grabs for a split sec however when it starts to click it feels smoother. It also doesnt didnt do it this morning till it was warmed up and notice leaving work i heard 1crack/pop sound then nothing and it was smooth as hard turning, however 1 min later it was cracking popping again. I am starting to think i have another dodgy cv....
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I think i have fixed the problemo...
I took my wheel off and inspected brake pads, they had heaps of meat and looked good. Then decided to bend the brake sheild back a just a little and wallah. Took it for a spin and no noise (minus the 3" nail stuck in the tyre)

I cant visualise how that made the severe loud crunching clicking noise and not a high pitch sound like iv had before, but seams to have fixed it.

Thanks again guys for the input!
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Great news, Skep .

I had a similar (completely different ... ) problem with my Wolseley back in the early 1970s. The front suspension noise disappeared completely when I replaced the rear leaf spring separators ... .
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