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AlexXtreme

posted on 27/11/13 at 01:57 PM Reply With Quote
Ticking/ clicking noise from rear drive

Hi All,
I need some pointers before I start dismantling... I am getting ticking / clicking noise from the rear drive / wheel area of the car (std for Sierra / drum set-up). It does not happen when cold just when the car is warmed up. It seems to be coming from one side only and is kind of like a stone stuck in the tyre but it is too continuous to be this.
Is it:
worn or damaged brake shoes
wheel bearing.... (would these not rumble when worn?)
drive shaft UJ worn. If it is this are there any ways to check for a worn joint

Thanks in advance :-)
Alex

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ross05

posted on 27/11/13 at 03:53 PM Reply With Quote
ticking

maybe a daft answer but it isn't your electric fuel pump ???
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AlexXtreme

posted on 27/11/13 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
good point... the noise does come from that area!

What do they sound like when there are going wrong? I am used to the normal lecky pump noise

Cheers
Alex

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ross05

posted on 27/11/13 at 04:07 PM Reply With Quote
tick

Alex I'm not sure what they sound like when going wrong,but the ticking noise could be the pump..does it make any sound when the vehicle is stationary ?? if so it's the pump !!
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AlexXtreme

posted on 27/11/13 at 04:19 PM Reply With Quote
Just thinking about this... noise is related to the rotation of the wheel so it is not the pump.

Even with very slow movement of the car, there is a distinct click coming from the rear end.

Cheers
Alex

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ross05

posted on 27/11/13 at 04:24 PM Reply With Quote
ticking

rules the pump out then,it was just a stab in the dark.
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Fozzie

posted on 27/11/13 at 04:25 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ross05
maybe a daft answer but it isn't your electric fuel pump ???


That would be my answer too! ...Mine sounds as though it is behind me on one side,
but it did turn out to be fuel pump...usually when the fuel is getting just a bit low....
and only really noticeable when going along ....

Keep us posted on your findings!





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ross05

posted on 27/11/13 at 04:26 PM Reply With Quote
ticking

could be UJ.
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AlexXtreme

posted on 27/11/13 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote
My first thought was the UJ... what do they sound like when they are going?

From experience it is clunking sound - or perhaps this is when then get they really bad from a "normal car" with insulation and you cant here the first signs of failure.

Alex

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ross05

posted on 27/11/13 at 04:49 PM Reply With Quote
ticking

on a front wheel drive when a drive shaft/UJ is on it's way out on full lock they click or tick

cheers

Ross

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rusty nuts

posted on 27/11/13 at 06:03 PM Reply With Quote
Sierra drive shafts use a constant velocity joint, totally different from a universal joint , it could be a CV joint worn which would be consistant with road speed
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davidimurray

posted on 27/11/13 at 07:13 PM Reply With Quote
I had a strange ticking noise on one side only, took ages to find and turned out to be the stick on balance weights just touching the end of the wishbone bolts.





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AlexXtreme

posted on 28/11/13 at 08:39 AM Reply With Quote
I will have a look round at the weekend....

Is the CV joint easy to replace?? I did not make my car (although wish I had as I am gradually rebuilding it) and the trouble I have with spare parts as I do not know the donor car parts of the car as they have been rebuilt or replace from the original

Alex

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AlexXtreme

posted on 16/12/13 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
An update on the clicking noise...... the wheel bolts were loose

I am really embarrassed to admit this and it has never happened to me before by the bolts were just finger tight on 2 and loose on 2! I had done 150 miles on m/ways etc etc with one wheel loose and did not notice it other than the back end being more loose than normal which I thought the low temps were the cause!!! I was in a hurry after doing some work on the car and did not check one side.

Alex

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