Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Colo Springs
Car: 03 OBW 3.0 VDC
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Can an inner front axle joint make a clicking/ticking noise?
I have an 03 OBW 3.0l VDC with a 117k miles on it.
The front left inner boot was torn and leaking grease and was repaired by putting on a new boot 12,000 miles ago.
The car makes an intermittent clicking/ticking noise when driving straight. The noise does not seem to be affected by turns which is common for the outside CV joint.
This sound almost resembles a card in spokes of a bike. The sound seems like a metallic tick. It makes this noise at all speeds but is not as noticeable when driving faster. The noise is most noticeable if the windows are down and driving slower before wind noise interferes with hearing the clicking noise.
Can a inner axle joint make this clicking/ticking sound?
I have checked out the driveline and everything looks fine along with the exhaust heat shields, brakes, etc.
Thanks in advance,