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1991 Honda Civic Question: Front End Clicking

 

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jstevens11, Torrington, CT, February 13, 2009, 11:42
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When I make a hard left hand turn I hear a clicking noise coming from the front end of the car. What is this?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 13, 2009, 11:47
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    This sounds like you have a bad CV Joint. Here is some info on the CV Joint : http://repairpal.com/cv-joint-replacement

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    jstevens11, February 15, 2009, 12:32
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    How long can I drive the car with this condition before I do major damage? Money is tight right now!

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    Bret Bodas, February 15, 2009, 12:37
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    If the joint is clicking, then it will need replacement, so the only issue now is if it get's bad enough, the joint could break and your vehicle will break down, not move and have to be towed. This could take a week or many months.

    For some vehicles you can pick up axles for a really low price, under $100.00, and then have some one install it. Check online parts sites like Parts.com, Autozone.com, RockAuto.com etc.

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