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Old 12 Jun 2017, 09:43 am
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Default Clicking Noise Moving and Braking

I have a 02 with 250,000 miles.
A clicking noise occurs when moving and braking going very slowly.
I have to roll down the window to hear it - (can't hear it moving at highway speeds with window up or down)
The noise does not increase or decrease as I turn right or left so I suspect it's not the CV joints (the boots are not split)
Checked for rocking front wheel on the top and bottom and by grasping at 9:00 o'clock and 3:00 o'clock - there was no excess movement.


Would I look more closely at the brakes (I know the front and rear pads are OK)
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 10:34 am
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This may sound odd, the first thing I would do is check the tires for something in a tire. Maybe a rock, nail or screw. You may be on your way to a flat!
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 11:20 am
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I had a similar sound in my T-Bird, it ended up being a broken brake spring.
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I couldn't find anything protruding out of either front or rear tires
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I couldn't find anything protruding out of either front or rear tires
I would suggest jacking up the front of the PT Cruiser and rotate the front tires. See if you can locate the noise.
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Do you have metal aftermarket wheel covers? I put a set of Moons on my Dodge Stratus and they clicked. Quite a lot actually. The wheels actually flex more than you think. It was loud enough where my wife would get ticked off while driving it.

It's only noticeable at parking lot speeds, and while stopping.

It's weird, because years ago wheel covers didn't seem to do that.

And have you checked your lug nuts? I had a Plymouth Voyager once that had quite a loud clicking. I brought it to the dealer to see what the heck was wrong. It was loose lug nuts. I had just rotated the tires, and, Ummmmmm didn't tighten them like I should have. DUH. That was embarrassing.

So, every time I rotate tires my wife always has to dig me about that. It's been almost 15 years since then.......
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Old 12 Jun 2017, 09:49 pm
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Do you have metal aftermarket wheel covers? I put a set of Moons on my Dodge Stratus and they clicked. Quite a lot actually. The wheels actually flex more than you think. It was loud enough where my wife would get ticked off while driving it.

It's only noticeable at parking lot speeds, and while stopping.

It's weird, because years ago wheel covers didn't seem to do that.

And have you checked your lug nuts? I had a Pymouth Voyager once that had quite a loud clicking. I brought it to the dealer to see what the heck was wrong. It was loose lug nuts. I had just rotated the tires, and, Ummmmmm didn't tighten them like I should have. DUH. That was embarrassing.

So, every time I rotate tires my wife always has to dig me about that. It's been almost 15 years since then.......
I had some moon and metal wire hubcaps do the same thing. I could hear it when driving through restaurant drive-throughs where the sound would bounce back off the building walls. Drove me crazy and got rid of them.
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PT Cruisers used in the snow belt have rotors that start rusting from day one and leave a build up on the edge causing the stainless steel anti-rattle inserts to click. You can grind off the build up after taking the rotors off or purchase new rotors and enjoy smooth braking one again.
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