Having problems with your 1997 Volkswagen Golf ?

When driving getting a loud clicking noise coming from the drivers side front wheel?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-07-2019

Answers :

Sounds like you got a worn outer cv joint, check and replace
Is this only when turning and accelerating? If so it si your CV axle shaft on that side. Very common in FWD cars. The clicking is the shaft not being lubricated due to the boot that holds the grease (where the axle flexes for turning) being worn/torn and needs to be replace otherwise after extended driving will cause the shaft to break loose leaving the car disabled. Sometimes when the axle breaks it snaps back and damages the trans pan so its very important to have it replaced. The axle cost about $60-$100 and labor should be about 45min-1hr for any certified shop to replace. Sometimes you can get it replaced for $150-$250 total depending on what shop you go to, shop around....
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