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Old 08-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Clicking sound at Low speed

Well Howdy,

This is would be my first post here

This morning while driving to work I noticed a clicking sound coming from the back of my SVT. I can only hear it from 1 - 20mph then it goes away.

I had a co-worker follow me around the parking lot and we were able to pin point it to the back of the car.

So anyone have any suggestions of where I should start first?

About 120k on the car. The day before I did pads and rotors on the Front.


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Old 08-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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bearings would be the only thing i can think of.
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Aww done tell me that, Rear bearing are a pain in the *@*
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Check the simple things first like a rock (or something else) stuck in the tire thread, then check for a dragging brake pad (caliper not fully releasing...you did lube the slider pins when you did that brake job right?). The only remaining rotating part would be the mentioned wheel bearing.
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I will check it out when I get home, Not much I can do here in the parking lot with the tires on the ground.

When I did the Brakes it was only the Fronts, But Yes I did grease the sliders.

BTW Thank you for the feed Back.
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Update: Pulled the Driver side Rear tire off last night, Could not find any stuck in the tire. While spinning the assembly slowly I can hear the clicking sound every other turn.

What I find odd is while driving 10-20MPH if I pull the e-break slightly the sound goes away.

So I am thinking, Rear Pads and Rotors may be a possible solution. The back rotors aren't looking so hot to begin with.

Am I crazy or should I start with the Wheel baring?
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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A pebble in the tread wouldn't come back after dropping below 20mph again, hehe.
This does sound like a bearing issue. When the car is at speed, do you hear a noticable speed-relative 'whirring' coming from the rear wheel well(s) from inside the car?
This would probably sound similar to a washing machine on the spin cycle, but drivers often write this off as tire or brake noise.

Pulling the e-brake could easily put enough pressure on the bearings to stop the noise. The ticking you hear is most likely one of the bearing rollers tapping another roller due to wear gaps
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That's why i find it odd, 35-80mph I hear very little road noise (Besides Wind/Intake).

The best I can describe the sound, "Its like hearing a warped rotor rubbing on a pad"

So the mission I have in hand when I get back from my trip.

Replace wheel baring
Replace rear rotors \ pads

Any suggestions on bearings? Or should I try to find the whole spindle assembly?

Bought this one used to make up for the one I wrecked. Many things wrong with this SVTF.
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Well I guess It's possible that you got lucky and they wore down exceptionally smooth.
I'm only just getting ready to do order/replace my own bearings, so no feedback as to any specific brand to go with. Maybe someone can chime in with a suggestion.
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Hmm I think I just lucked out with this, Autozone link below. Duralast/Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly - Rear disk brake $31.99

Or I could spend close to that just for the wheel bearing.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par..._155668_0_4107
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