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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2007 clicking noise when in movemnet


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lostintime
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Aug 23, 2018, 5:43 PM

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Hi everyone, I have a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2007, with a 27L engine and about 120k miles. Today I had the wheels aligned and now there’s a clicking noise when the car is in movement. It’s an automatic, and even when I press the pedal in any gear (P, R, D and N) as long as the car isn’t physically moving there’s no noise at all.

The noise in question seems to be coming from underneath the front seats and I’m pretty sure it’s not from the engine as the noise only starts if the car is moving, I floored it in D while braking and with the handbrake on and there still wasn’t anything unusual.

I would describe the noise as high pitched ticking sounds or clicks and generally speaking the faster I go, the louder it gets. It doesn’t seem to vary with RPM and seems only slightly correlated with speed (ie sometimes even while decelerating it will get louder/ more frequent). It isn’t a continuous whining noise.

Also I had the oil replaced and the liquids checked by my usual mechanic ( who is currently on holiday...) a week ago.

Unfortunately the place where I had the alignment done is closed till Monday so I’m just trying to get a second opinion from the experts on this forum.

Any idea how to upload a sound file so you guys can actually hear it? Thanks in advance for the help!


(This post was edited by lostintime on Aug 23, 2018, 5:46 PM)


Charlymich
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Aug 23, 2018, 7:17 PM

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Is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?


lostintime
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Aug 23, 2018, 7:30 PM

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It’s 4wd, no 2wd option so it’s permanently in 4H


Charlymich
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Aug 23, 2018, 8:47 PM

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If clicking speed does not change with engine rpm I am assuming it changes with vehicle speed indicating drivetrain. Check u joints. Many times they can be checked by turning drive shaft by hand with engine off. Try twisting shaft near u joints back and forth vigorously And shaking. Iyou see any slop or movement in joints they are bad. Sometimess bad joints are bound and may seem tight. If you can't wiggle movement, set parking brake and apply brakes. And have an assistant put it in reverse then drive. Use a light and watch u joints for slop as it is shifted from reverse to forward. Stay away from wheels and vehicle during this test. No more than an idle is needed. You should see slop at the joints and will probably hear significant clunking when driveshaft switches direction if they are bad. I'm guessing you will not be doing the repairs yourself, so I would suggest that you just bring it in to your mechanic, he can readily find the problem. U joints are a simple job for an experienced tech but there are a couple of tricks that can be overlooked by a novice.


Hammer Time
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Aug 24, 2018, 5:30 AM

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Today I had the wheels aligned and now there’s a clicking noise when the car is in movement.



Why are you even messing with anything. This is their problem and their responsibility. By messing with anything yourself you are just giving them an excuse to blame it on you.

Just wait til Monday and get it back to them.

You can create a youtube or other hosting site recording and post the link here if you want to.



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