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Mingebag 09-17-2012 09:09 AM

"Clicking" on slow braking.
 
Hi all, thanks for input in advance.

I have a 05 LGT Wagon. Only at slow speeds under 10 mph (nothing apparent on highway speeds) when I brake going straight (hear it more when turning too), I hear a knock/click sound coming from what sounds like the driver side suspension or linkage. Hear it more on left turns too. I got under the car and checked for loose links and braking parts but no avail. I sometimes feel the click in the brake pedal too. Any pointers where I should search? I'm just worried its my CV joint or something more expensive.

Again, Thanks for the input and sorry if theres already another thread explaining this. I couldnt find one when I looked.

AZP Installs 09-17-2012 12:55 PM

Tough to diagnose over the net. I would say, Axle, bearing or pad/slider. Where are you located?

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whitetiger 09-17-2012 12:58 PM

id say axle

SCHM1AN 09-18-2012 02:48 PM

If it were the axle, how expensive and how in-depth would that repair be?

whitetiger 09-18-2012 06:02 PM

if you are comfortable with hand tools, you can do it yourself. i believe an aftermarket axle can be had for $150, or oem for around $300ish.

AZP Installs 09-18-2012 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitetiger (Post 4077420)
if you are comfortable with hand tools, you can do it yourself. i believe an aftermarket axle can be had for $150, or oem for around $300ish.

What he said.

We charge $260 installed for aftermarket axles.

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Mingebag 09-26-2012 09:54 AM

Thanks for all the input. I will definitely have to check this out. I was hoping it was something like a loose rod end or something. It just sounds like something really out of the ordinary. I can tell is a bearing is going or if its something in the steering. But I was hoping it was something besides the axle. Ugh.

bluesuby 09-26-2012 11:26 AM

Before you start pulling an axle, see if the anti-rattle clip for the brake pads is broken. I had that problem, with the same symptoms.

lingling1337 09-26-2012 04:41 PM

I had the same problem but the sound seemed to be coming from the brake rotors, and on both sides. It went away after I ignored it for a while...

ttnio 09-26-2012 06:00 PM

What they're saying, is have a specialist take a look. A specialist can pin point the noise and where its coming from, better than most of us, that's myself included. :lol:

DOHCstunr 09-26-2012 06:15 PM

Is it a click click click click click,
or just a single click when the weight of the car is shifted?

SCHM1AN 09-26-2012 06:38 PM

In my car I have a slight "clunk" after I lift off the brakes and give it gas. Also, my right-front brakes sound like a zip-tie being cinched down whenever I'm driving.

lingling1337 09-26-2012 07:54 PM

As if only to spite me for posting that the problem went away, the same annoying click has come back. I'll take a closer look around when I put my car on jackstands but I know it's not LCA bushings, I had those replaced. I'm guessing it would be something in the brake assembly.

Mingebag 09-28-2012 01:48 PM

Its really hard to pinpoint exactly the moment i hear the clicking noise as it happens in different situations. But to the best of my knowledge of the situation it occurs during is.

~Weight being transferred to the front of the car during mild to low braking at slower speeds
~Turning the wheel produced the repeated clicking until I straighten the wheel again.
~I had recently checked the brakes but never noticed any anti-rattle clip broken on the pads. I can check again easily.
~The suspension is still solid and not beat
~New balanced tires

I'm thinking the safest best is to take it to a professional before I start really hammering away at things to see if they're loose. I'm afraid to ignore anything with this car as I definitive don't need to spend tons of money right now for a major catastrophe.

Thanks again all for your input!

Mingebag 10-05-2012 02:23 PM

Ok, Doing my oil change this weekend I saw this....http://i.imgur.com/vKzBP.jpg

I know the sway bar end links are supposed to be somewhat skewed but these look terrible. At least in my opinion. This is the driver side too. Looks bad right? Would that be something to make that click sound? Its not a clunk through?


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