I have a 95 Geo Prizm auto 1.6l. Last week out of the blue started hearing a loud clicking sound when making right turns. This progressed to being a constant sound at low speed whether turning or not.
I pulled off the tire and found considerable play where the half shaft fits into the transaxle. With the car in gear I can see the bulbous end of the axle wobbling around and creating that clicking noise. The axle is only about a year old and looks fine, no busted boots or leaks. There’s also no fluid leaks at the transaxle end.
The car drives fine with no noticeable vibration. What kind of issue am I looking at here?