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      Clicking sound from steering wheel.

      Hey guys I have a 2009 model Estilo. Which has been driven around 11000 kms. Till date it has been a total maintenance free car, but recently there is some problem with the car, I think the problem is in the steering wheel. When it comes to right turn it's creating some clicking sound , but in case of left turn the steering wheel is completely normal with no sounds. Please help me in this regard.
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      I assume that you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle and that the noise comes from the left side when you are turning right. If so, your symptoms are indicating a possible CV Joint problem (Constant Velocity Joint). Upon inspection, you will likely need a new or rebuilt half-shaft. You need MORE than a new CV boot because the joint has lost all the grease and dirt has gotten inside.

      If it's a single knock or pop, it can be the tie-rod ends. If it's continuous knocking, almost grinding, most likely it's the CV Joint. But to be sure, lift the front of the car on jacks and grab the wheel that's making the noise at the 12 and 6 positions and give it a strong wiggle back and forth. If it gives freely for any distance, it's the CV Joint. Grab it at the 9 and 3 positions and wiggle those back and forth. If it moves freely for even a fraction of an inch, your tie-rod ends need to be replaced. Do the same to the other wheel because you never know if that one has a problem that hasn't audibly manifested yet. I suggest replacing both sides of the axle's tie-rod ends since you're going to have to get them aligned anyway. Replace both inner and outer tie-rod ends too. It'll be a little more expensive, but then you're only doing one re-alignment, and you know that you didn't leave any old parts in there that could go bad quite quickly (costing you time and re-alignment later). Basically, if any part of a tie-rod end needs replacing, do them all for the axle, as they all are likely due for it if one goes out. Both the inner and outer tie-rod ends have joints that can go loose over time. If you've let your car go for many years, you could end up with bad CV Joints and bad tie-rod ends. It's rare that both go bad at the same time, but a thorough inspection is best to be sure. Accidents and strong impacts like giant potholes *can* damage both systems.


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      And Tintin, the failure at 11,000kms is surprising!
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      Quote Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
      the failure at 11,000kms is surprising
      Yes I'm shocked too...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tintin View Post
      Yes I'm shocked too...
      Roads really bad out there?
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      Quote Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
      Roads really bad out there?
      Not that bad...I had an accident in last October. The left front wheel was hit by a Sumo and as a result the tie rod got damaged...but it was repaired within few days..
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tintin View Post
      but it was repaired within few days..
      you dont repair one. IMO you change it. My Endy had a nasty Offroad Incident where the tierod was damaged. drove back to bangalore with a overturned steering and got them replaced.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
      you dont repair one. IMO you change it.
      Please give me an idea that around how much it will cost me to replace a tierod...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tintin View Post
      give me an idea
      Best thing to do would be to contact M.A.S.S.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tintin View Post
      Please give me an idea that around how much it will cost me to replace a tierod...
      I paid 15,000 for the Endeavour... I am guessing it will be pretty reasonable for the Zen

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      RE: Clicking sound from steering wheel.

      Is it safe to drive another 80-90 kms before getting it changed???because i'm out of the city.
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