I have a 2003 Honda Civic Si with a clicking noise that appears to be emanating from the front passenger side. It appears to be “rotational” in nature. This noise is very similar to that one might hear when a CV joint is going out but it’s heard when going forward. My mechanic (whom I trust) has been unable to fix this problem. Over the course of approximately 4 months they’ve: 1. Repacked the wheel bearings on both front wheels. 2. Replaced the strut mount 3. Replaced the carrier bearing with a used one. 4. Verified that all brakes are tight and working properly, and 5. Replaced the axle 4 times with both new and rebuilt versions.
Some things I’ve noticed: 1. The noise might not appear until the car is warmed up a bit, that is, driven 10 to 20 miles 2. It goes away when I apply the brakes but comes back immediately. 3. It occurs even when the engine is turned off and I’m coasting down a slight slope.
My mechanic is unsure how to proceed and the noise is driving me crazy. Moreover, I have no idea whether this symptomatic of a more serious mechanical problem.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.