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Old 08-23-2009, 11:30 PM
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97 Civic 'tick tick tick' on turns

GF's car... 97 Civic LX, 1.6L weed eater engine mated to a slushbox that sends the watered down lack of torque to the front wheels. 14x,xxx miles.

Being less silly (but still honest!) she's had a clicking or ticking sound coming from the front end of the car on turns.

I took it (with her riding along) to a local big empty parking lot and went in some tight circles, and sure enough tick tick tick/click click click.

The sound is a 'light' sound, kind of metallic, and I'm thinking the CV shafts are worn and the internals (balls and bearing cage/'bagels'/races) have excess clearance.

Her dad isn't sure but thinks it could be ball joints. I don't want this to be a 'told ya so' thread, but ball joints don't constantly move on a turn- only when the steering wheel turns. Any way to check these out?

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CV joints. Clicking on turns is the classic symptoms. Honda ball joints last several billion miles..

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Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
CV joints. Clicking on turns is the classic symptoms. Honda ball joints last several billion miles..

Later, mikey
What he said. We have owned several Civics. This is common when the CV joints go out.
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