2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Q&A
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Question: Wailing sound and clicking int he front end.
The wailing sound gets worse as I accelerate, I don't drive it over 45-50...and now it is making some clicking as I slow down and turn. Also, the wailing sound changes from low to high if i turn the wheel left to right as I am driving it. People have said CV joints, boots, bearings, etc. I feel like this is going to $$$$! - flyinghow
By turning left to right you change the weight on the wheels. If you turn right and the noise gets loder it's the left side bearing. If you turn left and the noise gets loader it's the right side bearing. I would guess you have a bad bearing but I have heard of CV joints making clicking noises. Safely lift the front of vehicle and block the rear wheels. Put a stethascope or long screwdriver on the front wheel bearing and see if you hear the noise. If you don't have the means to do this it would be best to have it looked at by an auto shop. - gmc4me