Every time I make a sharp turn, I hear a big clicking noise coming from the front
of my car, what's wrong with it?
Today's front wheel drive vehicles, the front wheels are connected to the transaxle via two drive
axles. Each drive axle has an inboard and outboard constant-velocity joints. CV join tis a type of
universal joints, it transmits torque at an angle from one shaft to another without any speed
variation. Each joint is covered by a rubber boot,it's job is to keep lubricant in and prevent dirt
and other contaminants from getting into the joint. When the boot is torn or ripped, lubricant
leaks out and dirt may get into the CV joint and damage it. Under heavy acceleration and sharp
cornering, it makes a loud clicking sound. The best way to prevent the CV joints from becoming
damaged is to ask your technicians to inspect the CV boots during oil changes. It takes one minute
to do a visual inspection, replace torn boots before the axles damage.