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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Question: stearing makes clicking sounds

 

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Visitor, 3.0L V6, Coldwater, MI, May 25, 2010, 20:19

Why does the stearing make clicking sounds at turns. I am having to repair my audi quite often. where can i find a great mechanic for this car. the audi dealerships are not much help to me

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 25, 2010, 21:31
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    If your car makes a clicking sound on tight turns that may increase with the speed at which you take a tight turn the noise may be caused by a worn Constant Velocity (CV) joint. There are two joints on each axle, and a separate axle going from the transmission to each front wheel. Turn the steering wheel fully to one side apply the hand brake and inspect the CV boots on the axle if it is ripped grease will spray out around the axle allowing the grease that lubricates the axle to escape and the lack of lubrication causes the CV joint to wear prematurely. Another way to isolate which Axle is worn is to find an open parking lot and drive in a tight circle, if the clicking sound is more prevalent turning right than left the right axle is worn and visa versa.

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