Clicking noise in front suspension - MustangForums.com



2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-2008, 06:21 AM   #1  
olvanish
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 928
Default Clicking noise in front suspension

I'm not sure if this is what everybody posts about, but according to the rest of the threads I've read it's different because others only experience it when they hit a bump.
Anyways, I've had this noise on the passenger side of my car long time ago and it went away on its own before I've had any suspension mods done. Now recently I've been noticing the same sound coming from the drivers side front wheel this time. Today it got really loud. It occurs when I take a sharp turn whether the road is perfect or it has bumps on it no matter which way you're turning and at 60 mph you hear 2-3 clicks per second. The sound reminds me of a clock that's a lot louder than a normal one. Also reminds me of the time when one of the balance weights on the wheel camelose and was rubbing onto the caliper. Now here's a crazy part-- when I'm pulling into my parking space and the wheels are turned all the way to the left I also hear it even going at 1-2 mph, maybe 1 click per second and it's not as loud as it is at high speeds. I lifted up the car today, turned the wheels all the way and spun the tire with it being up in the air but it sounded normal so in other words, there's gotta be pressure on it for the sound to occur. I got Steeda strut mount so those are out of the way. Could it be the wheel bearing... at 1mph??? Steering problem? It's really annoying and even knowing that it won't make my wheels fall off I rather get it fixed than "enjoy" hearing it even with my stereo volume half way up (that's how I heard it today so yeah it's loud). Another thing, I don't hear it with the windows up.
olvanish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 10:25 AM   #2  
157dB
Cut & Paste Expert
 
157dB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 13,322
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

It could be your speed sensor ring has something
on it and the clicking is this foreign object passing
the speed sensor?
157dB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 05:04 PM   #3  
olvanish
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 928
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

I thought about that. 1 click per second at 1 mph though. It takes the tire about 3 seconds just to make 1 rotation at that speed.
olvanish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 04:49 PM   #4  
olvanish
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 928
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

WOW. thanks guys, that really helps )
olvanish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 04:52 PM   #5  
AZAlloy
3rd Gear Member
 
AZAlloy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 598
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

Is the problem everyone else talks about the front sway? I had a clicking, and it turned out to be the end-link on the sway.
AZAlloy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 07:14 PM   #6  
olvanish
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 928
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

Endlink sounds like it could be it... since it only occurs when the wheels are turned and the speed doesnt really matter. Is there any way I can test it?
olvanish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 04:42 PM   #7  
olvanish
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 928
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

Bump
olvanish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 11:35 AM   #8  
157dB
Cut & Paste Expert
 
157dB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 13,322
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

Jack her up and rotate the tire by hand?
Then remove the tire assembly and rotate the hub by hand?
Then roll the tire/wheel assembly around by hand and listen for the clicking.
It could be the tire guys watch inside the tire/rim assembly?
Timex, keeps a licking and is still ticking??
Something inside the tire. Loose TPMS sensor, maybe.
The lug nuts should be at 98 Ft Lbs each. TIGHT.
157dB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #9  
one eyed willy
5th Gear Member
 
one eyed willy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lakeland/Mulberry FL
Posts: 2,263
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

lug nuts tight? i had clicking like that once,my lugs where loose and it made a noise only when pulling up to a stop light at low speeds,it was the wheels shifting.i doubt this is your problem but you never know.
one eyed willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 05:34 PM   #10  
olvanish
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 928
Default RE: Clicking noise in front suspension

Got a little updage. It finally pissed me off to the point where I decided to check torque on ALL the suspension bolts including the mentioned above sway bar end link ones. Everything was the way it's supposed to be for the exception of the upper part of the driver's side sway bar end link nut. It made 3/4 of a turn before itgot to where it's supposed to be at and that caused all that noise.It's funny how with the stock sway bar I had the same noise coming from the opposite side-- tells me the end link came a bit lose from the factory. Thanks to those who tried to help and special thanks to AZAlloy
olvanish is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loud Noise Above 30 MPH bjdutch2005 2005-2014 Mustangs 10 03-24-2017 03:38 AM
Rear Suspension 2001 GT GimpyHSHS 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 3 09-18-2015 12:27 PM
Happy with new Steeda suspension on my 2010 GT robjh22 Suspension 0 09-08-2015 12:47 PM
03 V6 Mustang Ticking Noise Emblazoned General Tech 0 09-03-2015 10:45 PM


Tags
02, 2010, car, change, click, clicking, clock, front, gt, mustang, noise, passenger, side, sound, steering, strut, suspension

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 AM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.