New CV axle and struts now clicking noise when braking....

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by aznbob, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. aznbob

    aznbob Guest

    I have a 94 Accord.

    I recently changed my two front struts. During the process I found the
    CV axle on the driver side was mess up so I changed that too.

    I took it for a drive and notice this clicking noise once I brake
    under 20mph. I thought it was the CV axle so I went and got another
    one in but it still makes that noise.

    That noise comes from the front driver side of the car. The clicking
    noise doesn’t come on right when I brake but once my speed drop under
    20 mph. So while steadily slowing down to a stop sign or red light,
    the clicking noise comes out. But when I brake hard there’s no sound.

    I checked my brakes and couldn’t find any kind of wear on the brake or
    anything. This clicking noise wasn’t there before.

    Does anyone have this problem before or any idea what this problem is?
    Brake? Struts? CV axle? Transmission? Brake Rotor?

    aznbob, Apr 22, 2005
  2. I think the interaction with the brakes rules out the axle and transmission,
    since braking hard doesn't change the load on those much more than braking
    lightly does. Same thing applies to the struts and wheel bearings - although
    I'd hesitate to rule the bearings out entirely. Assuming the brakes don't
    shake in time to the clicking, I'd think in terms of the brake rotor and the

    The first thing I'd check if it were my problem is the caliper, if only
    because it is easier to go through. Remove the pads, clean and relubricate
    the slide pins with disk brake grease or SylGlide, clean the disk with brake
    cleaner and try it again. Still clicks? Look at the way the disk mounts to
    the wheel hub.

    Michael Pardee, Apr 23, 2005
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