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Old 09-28-2011, 06:38 AM
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Clicking noise PLEASE HELP

Ok so my issue is when I let go of the brakes and start to accelerate, there is a clicking noise from the drivers side. It only does it once i let go of the brakes and accelerate. Anyone know what it could be?
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:51 PM
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does it do it all the time ?

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Only on stop and go
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Every time the car is started the first time it hits about 10 mph there will be a thud or clunk from somewhere in the engine bay. This occurs only once per trip and is a normal part of the ABS system checking itself. There's a thread on it. If that's what you're experiencing, don't worry about it I feel it through the pedal as well...

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It clicks every time I drive and does it constant when I stop and go. It is loud. I was driving 2 cars behind mine and could hear it.
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Does the clicking sound get louder the faster you go? Does it get louder when you are taking a turn or is it constant going straight or taking a turn? Clicking sounds like a CV axle, which is pretty easy to replace. You can get a reman'd unit for about $80.00 from O'Reilly Auto Parts List: CV Half Shaft / Axle Shaft - 2007 Nissan Altima | O'Reilly Auto Parts

How many miles do you have on your car?

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I have a clicking sound on mine and I thought it was the CV axle but someone told me since I have aftermarket rims on my car its more likely the cotter pin. Havent had any time to take off the rim to check but it would click only when I accelerate. If im slowing down it doesnt click, but when I accelerate you can hear the click, click, click, and then it stops after the car picks up speed. But its not as loud as you described.

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I would try greasing the ends of the cv axles where they meet with the spindle. That's what it sounds like it could be to me.
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I have a clicking sound on mine and I thought it was the CV axle but someone told me since I have aftermarket rims on my car its more likely the cotter pin. Havent had any time to take off the rim to check but it would click only when I accelerate. If im slowing down it doesnt click, but when I accelerate you can hear the click, click, click, and then it stops after the car picks up speed. But its not as loud as you described.


Cotter pin? What cotter pin the lower ball joint cotter pin? There is no cotter pin that should be hitting the inside of your rim, you'd see it anyways. Clicking sounds are almost always CV's. I'd just replace the axle. It's pretty easy and not very expensive. Also if gone unchecked and it snaps you could do a lot damage or get into an accident.

You could always bring it to a shop and have them check it out with a mechanics stethoscope. That'll ID the issue for you quickly.

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I just had a "ticking" or "clicking" noise resolved on my new '11 Coupe SR. The noise came from the driver's side front wheel. The tick would occur as the wheel made revolutions (i.e. longer intervals at slower speeds and shorter intervals at higher speeds). I could hear it clearly under 20 mph and when driving past enclosed areas. It sounded very similar to rock being stuck in the tread.

I took the advice of what some others said on this forum and told the dealership about the cotter pin which holds the center bolt on the hub assembly (behind the wheel). Sure enough, the tech found that the cotter pin was "loose" so he tightened it by bending the prongs and that resolved the issue.

I urge anyone who hears a "ticking" sound that matches the revolutions of the wheel to check out the cotter pin and see if it is loose. I heard a bad cv joint will make a "click" when turning, but not so much when just driving straight. There are at least 3 others who have had the same issue with their cotter pin "ticking".
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i have that same problem, when i stop at a light or stop sign, there is a small click sound when i pull off..it's pretty annoying. reading these posts im relieved, i thought it was the cvt..

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That happened to my car one month ago, and I thought that it was the CV joint but not I was wrong actually the problem was a motor mount.

Take out the black cover that is over the engine and check the motor mounts.
Have someone on the car and do this, put it in reverse and without pressing the brake put it back in D and then R, Do it like that, so that way you can be outside the car with the hoop open hearing from where the noise is coming, your friend can help you or your wife.

That is exactly what I did in the dealer because in dealer they where saying that it was impossible to find from where the noise was coming so, I did that and thanks for that now my car is fixed and running with all brand new motor mounts

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Update. It was my left arm link. I had it replaced yesterday and the clicking went away.
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