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98 CHEVY CAVALIER..CLICKING NOISE INSIDE CAR


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MARYANNE
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Feb 28, 2008, 3:01 PM

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when i am braking to stop,,,,,when i reach about 25mph and under i hear a clicking noise coming from either the steering area or dash...any suggestions as to what this may be?


Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 29, 2008, 1:39 PM

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If it's only doing it when hitting the brakes then those are the first things to check,

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Mar 8, 2008, 10:19 PM

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If it's only doing it when hitting the brakes then those are the first things to check,

T


brakes are fine.


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 8, 2008, 10:33 PM

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Did you check the brakes or just settle for the work fine? Something that makes noise ONLY when braking sure suggests a problem in that area - I don't care if they are new they still could be the cause,

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maryanne
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Mar 14, 2008, 2:20 PM

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well, we took the car to the shop and they don't know what it is....he called 3 other mechanics plus a friend at the chevy place.......isnt that interesting.


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Mar 14, 2008, 2:45 PM

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Ok..been racking my brain here and remembered from my days at Chevy about this bulletin..
This may apply to your vehicle/may not...worth looking into.....

Here is part of the bulletin..I didn't print the instructions cause its quite long...but basically the instrument panel has to removed to access the tie bar..I'll print step 25....the rest is R & R procedures...

<<<25. Loosen the tie bar fasteners, align the tie bar as shown and tighten the tie bar fasteners.>>>>>>

Let us know....Good luck..Hope this is it......


File In Section: 08 - Body and Accessories
Bulletin No.: 00-05-49-003
Date: June, 2000
TECHNICAL Subject:
Rattle/squeak In Right Side of Instrument Panel or Right Front Door Trim Panel Scratched or Right Side End of instrument Panel Contacting Door Trim Panel (Remove instrument Panel Assembly and Align Tie Bar) Models:
1995-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
1995-2000 Pontiac Sunfire Condition
Some customers may comment on: ^ A rattle or squeak type sound coming from the right side of the instrument panel near the right front door. ^ A scratch or wear mark on the right front door trim panel towards the front of the vehicle. ^ The right side end of the instrument panel contacting or rubbing against the right front door trim panel. Cause
The tie bar under the instrument panel may not be correctly aligned to the body sheet metal. The tie bar may also be referred to as the instrument panel carrier support bar or cross vehicle beam. Correction
Notice: Do not attempt to align by prying or forcing the instrument panel assembly to the left side of the vehicle. Doing so will result in damage to the instrument panel assembly, components, door and/or door trim panel.


Remove the instrument panel and align the tie bar to the body sheet metal


Maryanne
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Mar 17, 2008, 8:50 AM

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Ok..been racking my brain here and remembered from my days at Chevy about this bulletin..
This may apply to your vehicle/may not...worth looking into.....

Here is part of the bulletin..I didn't print the instructions cause its quite long...but basically the instrument panel has to removed to access the tie bar..I'll print step 25....the rest is R & R procedures...

<<<25. Loosen the tie bar fasteners, align the tie bar as shown and tighten the tie bar fasteners.>>>>>>

Let us know....Good luck..Hope this is it......


File In Section: 08 - Body and Accessories
Bulletin No.: 00-05-49-003
Date: June, 2000
TECHNICAL Subject:
Rattle/squeak In Right Side of Instrument Panel or Right Front Door Trim Panel Scratched or Right Side End of instrument Panel Contacting Door Trim Panel (Remove instrument Panel Assembly and Align Tie Bar) Models:
1995-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
1995-2000 Pontiac Sunfire Condition
Some customers may comment on: ^ A rattle or squeak type sound coming from the right side of the instrument panel near the right front door. ^ A scratch or wear mark on the right front door trim panel towards the front of the vehicle. ^ The right side end of the instrument panel contacting or rubbing against the right front door trim panel. Cause
The tie bar under the instrument panel may not be correctly aligned to the body sheet metal. The tie bar may also be referred to as the instrument panel carrier support bar or cross vehicle beam. Correction
Notice: Do not attempt to align by prying or forcing the instrument panel assembly to the left side of the vehicle. Doing so will result in damage to the instrument panel assembly, components, door and/or door trim panel.


Remove the instrument panel and align the tie bar to the body sheet metal


ok , now i have a new update as of last night...my husband went to the store at dark..had headlamps running...when the clicking sound starts the headlamps dim with clicking noise.


dmac0923
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Mar 17, 2008, 9:46 AM

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does it sound like a definitive click like someone is flipping a switch? if so its probably the relay for your headlights/foglights. if your lights are dimming at low rpm/idle your alternator is probably going bad and causing the headlight relays to constantly flip back and forth.

you probably didnt notice it before since its wouldnt click as many times.
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maryanne
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Mar 17, 2008, 8:27 PM

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does it sound like a definitive click like someone is flipping a switch? if so its probably the relay for your headlights/foglights. if your lights are dimming at low rpm/idle your alternator is probably going bad and causing the headlight relays to constantly flip back and forth.

you probably didnt notice it before since its wouldnt click as many times.


My dad said the same thing when i told him about it he said.....its probably a relay switch..

where are relay switches located?




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