View Full Version : clicking noise while driving forward

07-08-2008, 11:09 PM
ok ive looked at it all. i shook the front end, nothings loose, lug nuts tight ect.

it clicks when forward only.

reverse no noise

pull forward, its speed related as well. faster i drive, more clicking noise?

any ideas

07-08-2008, 11:12 PM
where is the noise coming from?

07-08-2008, 11:22 PM
nail (or object) in your tire?
just a wild guess

07-08-2008, 11:27 PM
i had a freind drive and i listened its from the front.

i opened the door and drove and stuck my head down its up front. its pretty loud too

07-08-2008, 11:32 PM
what motor is in it,

you thinking its motor or chassis related

07-08-2008, 11:34 PM
Zip Ties on drive shaft or axels lol

07-09-2008, 09:49 AM
Check your wheel bearings.

To check a wheel bearing, grasp the tire at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions and attempt to rock the tire. If you feel any play, the bearings are loose and need to be replaced. Also, rotate the tire by hand. Any roughness or noise from the bearings would also tell you the bearings are worn or damaged and need to be replaced.

07-09-2008, 10:27 PM
wheel bearings are more of an humming rubbing sound oppose to clicking.

have you done anything to your car recently, when did this start happening?

07-10-2008, 03:11 PM
if you've got a ka24de in there it may the timing chain guides. I'm not sure if the ka24e has them though. It's a pretty common problem I guess in the s14's. Put your ear close to the valve cover w/ the motor running and see if that's where the ticking is coming from. there will obviously be some ticking from the valves but if it's really loud that could potentially be the prob. I'm sure there are posts out there about how to fix that.

07-10-2008, 03:26 PM
Might be your tranny.

07-10-2008, 03:28 PM
might wanna check your tires and make sure the tread is not separating from the sidewalls (check for any irregular bulges around the sidewalls)

07-10-2008, 03:40 PM
its probably a nail or something. maybe u didnt hear it going in reverse because you werent going fast enough

07-10-2008, 08:22 PM
You should try reving the engine while the car is parked while looking under the hood, that should narrow it down to an engine problem or drivetrain issue.

07-11-2008, 11:09 AM
I have the same sound in my 98, had it b4 coils and new tires and its still there. I thought it might be the timing chain but when you slow down it does too, even if you downshift

03-31-2009, 12:43 AM
BUMP since I don't want to make a new topic since there's already one.

I have the same clicking noise. It's coming from the DS/R wheel. Only started happening after I lowered the car more to tuck 18x9.5's and 25mm spacers in the rear. Loud click evolved from just a "turn signal" click to almost "sockets dropping on the floor" click. Happens when moving forward or backward. All nuts+bolts in suspension, wheels, and spacers tight.