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Old 02-23-2016, 12:48 PM
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Default Clicking sound when turning

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger about a year ago I converted the auto locking hubs to manual locking hubs and I just had the clutch rebuilt. The truck has 178K miles on it and just today I started to hear a clicking sound when turning. I haven't quite been able to locate where it is coming from. It sounds like it is either coming from the passenger side front tire or somewhere more towards the dash. I am not experienced at all in any of this type of mechanics so I am posting on here to see what you all have for me. It only really clicks when I turn. It is also a continuous clicking noise. PLEASE HELP!!
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:15 PM
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I have a 1999 Ford Ranger about a year ago I converted the auto locking hubs to manual locking hubs and I just had the clutch rebuilt. The truck has 178K miles on it and just today I started to hear a clicking sound when turning. I haven't quite been able to locate where it is coming from. It sounds like it is either coming from the passenger side front tire or somewhere more towards the dash. I am not experienced at all in any of this type of mechanics so I am posting on here to see what you all have for me. It only really clicks when I turn. It is also a continuous clicking noise. PLEASE HELP!!
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:29 PM
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I have a 1999 Ford Ranger about a year ago I converted the auto locking hubs to manual locking hubs and I just had the clutch rebuilt. The truck has 178K miles on it and just today I started to hear a clicking sound when turning. I haven't quite been able to locate where it is coming from. It sounds like it is either coming from the passenger side front tire or somewhere more towards the dash. I am not experienced at all in any of this type of mechanics so I am posting on here to see what you all have for me. It only really clicks when I turn. It is also a continuous clicking noise. PLEASE HELP!!
this may be a stupid question, but are you unlocking the hubs?
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:58 PM
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Yes hubs are unlocked.
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:23 PM
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:45 PM
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My '97 looks different than your '99, but the idea still applies...

On my '97, worn out wheel bearings allow the front axle shaft to slop around a little bit too loosely. So, when you're turning a corner, the front axle bends at your CV-joint (or my U-joint), and that excess slop causes the axle shaft to go a little bit off-center in the hub. So the axle shaft splines almost (but not quite) start to mesh with the hub's matching splines. That's the clicking you're hearing. So check your wheel bearings on that side.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:25 AM
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Ok! Thanks for all of the feedback! I will look into the wheel bearings and the CV joints/axles and post an update when I know. I appreciate all of your help.
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