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Old 02-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clicking Noise

1) SRT4 has a clicking noise on accel/deccel. Noise coming from front end. Clicks also when disengaging/engaging clutch, louder, can feel more when inching backwards in reverse gear.

Could it be a bad clutch??

2) On rough/gravel roads it feels like there is something loose in the steering wheel, but steering wheel itself is tight. Just had front struts and mounts replaced (problem was there before they replaced them) and problem is still there now. Its not LCA or bolts, or struts/mounts.

Could it be a bad ball bearing??

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Clicking Noise

Make sure they've taken off those yellow chocks i guess that the manufacture installs for transportation. Many people have reported this problem. They complained about the ride being stiff and bumpy. Double check that.

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Old 02-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They call them spacers btw!

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Old 02-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wouldn't they have taken them off when they replaced the strunt mounts and the struts?

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes you would think so however if you read the thread right below "Just Purchased" he thanks others for letting him know about the spacers issue and he had to tell the dealership because they had noooooooo idea about them.

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Old 02-27-2010, 03:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Clicking Noise

It doesn't seem like thats your problem though if the noise is coming from the engine. clicking noise wouldnt be a ball joint issue that would sound more like rattling loose parts. Try and be more specific with your description of the noise and pin point precisely where the noise is coming from.

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Clicking Noise

The clicking noise can be felt in the clutch pedal, and it feels like something is loose when I engage, disengage the clutch. Front end is all I can tell from where its coming - manual transaxle?

The engine mounts/transmission mounts are tight
The LCA has been fixed

The other problem can be felt in the steering wheel only when going over rough roads - the steering wheel is tight, but it sounds like it would be the struts/strut mounts but it isn't they were replaced a few days ago.

The struts/mounts have been replaced.

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Could the going over rough roads be the A-Pillar? I saw that TSB on the other forum, but don't know if its what I am experiencing. Has anyone had the A-Pillar TSB performed on their Caliber?

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Clicking Noise

The bump noise is the tie-rod ends, more specifically the bolts. the threads wear from them not being properly torqued. Alot of the cars were on the TSB list for this issue. If they replaced your LCA, they should have used new bots but if they re-used the old ones that is the issue. The clicking noise from the clutch pedal... a bad throw out bearing? That is all that comes to mind.

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Re: Clicking Noise

ive had this same clicking noise... but it only happens during warmer weather.. like 50 deg and above. cause I hadnt heard it all winter (yes I drive with windows down lol).. and then it was warm the other day and I heard it.

the dealer said they checked to make sure everything was tight.. and didnt find anything wrong. soooo iunno

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