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Old 07-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default D8 drive train clicking..help!

Guys I have a regular D8. When I turn the front wheel to the right it makes a clicking sound...but not when it turns left. I took it apart. Drive train is free when its off the car. I checked the gear mesh of the ring and pinion and it was fine. I regreased it and put it back and it still clicks. I dont understand it becuz it only does it on one side.any Ideas?
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Most likely the right steering crank arm is hitting the front center driveshaft coupler. Back your EPA out a bit and try it.
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Guys I have a regular D8. When I turn the front wheel to the right it makes a clicking sound...but not when it turns left. I took it apart. Drive train is free when its off the car. I checked the gear mesh of the ring and pinion and it was fine. I regreased it and put it back and it still clicks. I dont understand it becuz it only does it on one side.any Ideas?
Make sure that your steering tie rods (R/L) are adjusted to equal length. It is possible to have one short and one longer and still center the wheels. But the rack will be offset and hit the coupler in a full lock turn to one side.
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Most likely the right steering crank arm is hitting the front center driveshaft coupler. Back your EPA out a bit and try it.


Yep, this is what it is

Front center cvd hits on the steering ackerman bushings.

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Yep, this is what it is

Front center cvd hits on the steering ackerman bushings.

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Check your front wheel bearings, my car had a weird clicking, or rather a tick sound, found out front wheel bearing on one side was worn out.
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Yep, this is what it is

Front center cvd hits on the steering ackerman bushings.

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That is it ding,ding,ding lol
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