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What causes a clicking noise from front left drive shaft of my Ford Fiesta 1.4 2008 model.

Had it up of the wheel and not the cv joint. Nois is coming from inside the housing

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Bearing going out probably

Posted on May 19, 2018

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Hello Goldwinger.
Yes it could be an axle, It could also be the strut tower The strut bearing is on top of your strut and could be a problem I have seen it before and also the Axle do that, I don't think it would be the steering rack because I think it would do that either way you turn the steering wheel. I would stick with your first thought. Axle, sure sounds like an axle, The Clicking is usually the First indication of that. So I would take it out and check it or just replace it and I think that will solve your problem. If not get back to me and when I get in from the Shop I will check back here and see if you got it or not. Thanks Goldwinger and hope that helps you out some what. Bear001

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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SOURCE: popping noise during turn

Bad CV Half shaft on right hand side.Replace axle shaft assembly to cure problem.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

SOURCE: need to replace front left cv axel

Best approach is to acquire a repair manual for that vehicle. Pep Boys or similar will likely have one..

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SOURCE: severe bearing noise from front wheel bearing/cv

you have to replace bearing and hub as a unit.you have to remove remove brakes and caliper rotor set them aside dont disconnect brake line. get a piece of clothes rack wire to hold brake caliper .do not let it hang by brake hose. you got to remove hub nut. best way to do that is loosen it a litttle while tire still on weight of car keep wheel from turning .

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SOURCE: whining/grinding noise at deceleration

We have the same problem at our shop. We haven't rebuilt the front differential yet. We tried 3 different shafts on 2 different Jeeps and the noise is on both just the same. By greasing the front driveshaft cv joint, we got he noise to quiet some, but it is still way to loud. With the driveshaft out, the noise is gone. We are about to buy a new shaft from the dealer for $600. There are some service bulletins about some noisy driveshafts.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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