Clicking noise Ford ka

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#1

I have a Ford ka 2012 model and I have a clicking noise from the front passenger side wheel. The car has only done 24000 miles if anyone has any idea what it is. I have checked and haven’t seen any stones. Could it be my value tapping on my hub caps?


#2

CV joints will do that when they are failing. Even 24K miles can have a torn CV joint boot causing the grease to wash out and the joint to fail. Have that checked.


#3

Remove the hub caps and that will answer that question. But that is not likely the problem . You might jack up the wheel and turn it by hand and have more of an idea.


#4

Any change to the sound turning left vs right vs straight-ahead? Any change going slow vs fast?


#5

I am going to try the removing hub caps as it only stated when I changed them over. There is no change when I got left or right just when going straight the fast I go the louder it gets I’m going to call the garage today and see when I can take the car in thank you


#6

With no change when turning vs straight, unlikely to be a cv joint. Might as well ask the shop to check both CV boots as part of this though, since it will be on the lift presumably. Clicking sound from a front wheel area that’s unchanged turning vs straight and gets louder the faster you go eh? Maybe a rock stuck in the wheel, or a problem with the brakes. Faulty wheel bearings usually get louder the faster you go, but usually aren’t said to be making clicking noises, more of the complaint is a growling noise. But it could be a faulty wheel bearing even so. Removing the hubcaps as a test makes sense. Keep us informed of your progress towards a diagnosis & best of luck


#7

Hi, I took the car to the shop and the guy said there was a couple big stones and something rattling in the boot which was making the sound even louder as they was making the exact sound. However, now I have another stone stuck and can’t seem to find it again! Seems like a never ending battle against stones!


#8

Somehow I’ve managed to never have a rock get stuck in a wheel in nearly 50 years of driving. You’d think it would happen occasionally just by bad luck, a rock flying up and getting stuck somewhere in the wheel or brakes. I’ve always had vehicles with full-size hubcaps, maybe that’s part of the reason for my rock-free-wheel experience. If so, one option for you might be to switch to a hubcapped wheels. I don’t particularly like the appearance of those wagon train spoked wheels anyway.


#9

Hi
As far as I’m aware they are full sized but it only happens in one wheel which is extremely annoying so I think I’m going to replace that one and see what happens


#10

You are not sure if you have wheels with hubcaps or you have alloy wheels ? I don’t think the wheels are your problem. I think you are missing something like a splash shield or even a part of your underbody cover. Have a mechanic look at it before just buying a wheel.


#11

I will get them to have a look before I take it in then I need to get new tires as mine are starting to wear thin anyway but thank you for all the help