Clicking sound under driver's side


#1

I hear a flapping/clicking sound that gets faster/slower with the speed of our 4x4 Nissan Frontier on the front driver’s side. It sounds like a baseball card against the spokes a bicycle’s spokes. It started one day a couple months ago, and hasn’t gotten better or worse since. Any ideas?


#2

When you say “under driver’s seat” do you mean the sound comes from inside the vehicle or from underneath?


#3

The sound comes from underneath the vehicle. Hope that helps.


#4

Yes, that helps. I suggest you look for something contacting the wheels or the driveshaft.

What year is your Nissan, and how many mile has it accumulated?


#5

It’s an '06 with about 60K. My husband and I have guessed that it was something with the axle or driveshaft. We had the transmission and clutch replaced a couple of months ago, though the sound did not start until a couple of weeks later. I am thinking about bringing it into the shop this week. Any tips on questions to ask or observations to make would be appreciated. Thanks!