Clicking noise when turning

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by grandizer, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. grandizer

    grandizer Guest

    Hi all,

    My 94 Honda Accord LX is starting to make a pretty loud clicking noise
    when I turn the car. More when I turn left then right but I can hear
    it when I turn it right as well.

    So based on what I've read so far on this board, it seems like it's
    most likely a CV Joint or boot, related problem.

    I called up Precision Tune (Billerica, MA) and they said they would
    most likely have to replace the whole axle (front left and right
    possibly) with a quote of approximately $250 per axle. They said it
    would be more cost effective to replace the whole axle considering the
    labor involved in replacing individual parts. Am I getting the sucker
    treatment here? Assuming the axle should be replaced, does this sound
    like a reasonable price?

    I don't know what kind of parts they will use. Ideally I'd like to
    buy a part myself and have it installed by someone but not sure how
    I'm going to find a mechanic to do that.

    Anybody from the area around Billerica, MA that know of a good shop or
    mechanics that they recommend?

    Finally, what other options do I have? I don't have a whole lot of
    time to do the work myself nor the right tools so doing it myself if
    pretty much out of the question.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    grandizer, Feb 24, 2004
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  2. grandizer

    stevef Guest

    just had both axles replaced-cost about $450. mechanic (whom I trust) said
    better to replace axles than just cv joints. these were rebuilt axles.

    i think they got parts from Napa. they said new axles were out of sight as
    far as cost.

    i am not in your area.
    Hi all,

    My 94 Honda Accord LX is starting to make a pretty loud clicking noise
    when I turn the car. More when I turn left then right but I can hear
    it when I turn it right as well.

    So based on what I've read so far on this board, it seems like it's
    most likely a CV Joint or boot, related problem.

    I called up Precision Tune (Billerica, MA) and they said they would
    most likely have to replace the whole axle (front left and right
    possibly) with a quote of approximately $250 per axle. They said it
    would be more cost effective to replace the whole axle considering the
    labor involved in replacing individual parts. Am I getting the sucker
    treatment here? Assuming the axle should be replaced, does this sound
    like a reasonable price?

    I don't know what kind of parts they will use. Ideally I'd like to
    buy a part myself and have it installed by someone but not sure how
    I'm going to find a mechanic to do that.

    Anybody from the area around Billerica, MA that know of a good shop or
    mechanics that they recommend?

    Finally, what other options do I have? I don't have a whole lot of
    time to do the work myself nor the right tools so doing it myself if
    pretty much out of the question.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    stevef, Feb 24, 2004
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  3. grandizer

    steve Guest

    I had the clicking sound return shortly after replacing the right axel
    (under $60 at advance lifetime warranty). I looked closly to see what was
    going on since the boots looked fine and what I found was the motor mounts
    were broken. The result was the trans and engine was shifting and binding
    the CV joints when I turned hard while accerating.

    Just somthing else to look out for.
    steve
     
    steve, Feb 25, 2004
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