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Offline tetrapod

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When turning left, it makes a clicking sound.

When parked and if I turned wheel to the right, it makes clicking sound.  One full turn of the steering wheel makes about one click sound.  Whether turning the wheels while parked or moving, it makes the same sound. 

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I think your tie rods are dead.



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CV joints..


Also a very good way to mess up your steering system is to turn your wheels before the car start's rolling.

That's how you mess up your alignment and steering system. 

Before you turn your wheels, make sure your car is rolling first.



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Yes.

My suggestion was that you NOT buy a car.  But you didn't listen to it when I told you 2 weeks ago. :violent1:

You got yourself a money pit.



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CV joints..


Also a very good way to mess up your steering system is to turn your wheels before the car start's rolling.

That's how you mess up your alignment and steering system. 

Before you turn your wheels, make sure your car is rolling first.

I didn't know that. 



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Yes.

My suggestion was that you NOT buy a car.  But you didn't listen to it when I told you 2 weeks ago. :violent1:

You got yourself a money pit.

You are right.  I already put almost $1,000 into fixing it.  If CV joints, it could cost few more hundreds.



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cv joints are done...



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Jack car up & wiggle wheel left to right.  If it shakes its cv boots.  You said thats done so just wiggle wheel & if it moves & makes noise usually its the conrol arms.  It even makes noise when you are NOT jacked up & just rock the car left & right.  Bad ball joint maybe.  My LS400 has bad ball joints & it makes noises when I shake it while its parked, being driven & turning.   ;D  Sometimes even when you accelerate it makes noises.



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When it makes the click sound, I can feel it on the steering wheel.  It makes a tiny vibration when it makes the clicking sound, parked or slowly moving. 



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I think this video shows a car with similar symptoms but this car has more clicking.






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Re: Clicking/knocking sound when turning steering wheel while parked or moving
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 12:06:35 PM »
Check your conrol arms.  Axles also click when going bad. Just jack up the car, grab the axle & shake it to see if there is play.  You can also push/pull it from tranny to spindle.  Should not move, maybe just a little play.  



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Re: Clicking/knocking sound when turning steering wheel while parked or moving
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 12:14:16 PM »
Freak. My car might have that too...  :'( There goes another paycheck.



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Re: Clicking/knocking sound when turning steering wheel while parked or moving
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 01:07:27 PM »
^^ most of the mentioned above can be DIY..
that's IF you know the source of the problem.  :)

but sounds like a CV joint and i'm just gonna guess its on a HONDA



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Re: Clicking/knocking sound when turning steering wheel while parked or moving
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 10:51:35 AM »
I found the problem.  It's the steering wheel.  It only produces the sound when I have the steering wheel lowered.  When the steering is lowered, it has a little bit of play.  Overall, I think this car is pretty good for $2,000.  It feels like a $5,000 or $6,000 car after I put $1,000 into the structs/shocks and tires.




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