I have a 94 ford tempo, 4 door, 2.3 L, automatic. I just got my car rust
proofed; although I don't know if it has anything to do with my problem.
However if a turn my wheel to the left slightly and then right I get a
clicking noise; like a sticking door, but only for the initial start of the
turn. Further more the noise comes and goes going over bumps; but does
sound like a ball joint since they were replaced a year and a half ago.
Making right or left turns when the car leans, the noise still always
coming from the middle or right side. Lastly if I apply the brake no noise
occurs untill the car is almost completly stopped, and if I release the
brake and quickly apply it again that's when the noise is the loudest. If
the car is in park and I try these no noise occurs. The ball joints have
been greased, the cv joint boot has no tears. I would just like to know if
the rust proof is causing something to stick slightly or if it more. I
thought maybe the struts, but if I push down on the car or pull up I get no
noise. The caliper is on tight and doesn't seem to be a loose brake pad; I
tried wiggling them both front and back. Could it be a control arm or tie
rod end (are there boots on those ? and do they connect in the middle of
the car ?) since it only happens while driving. You mainly hear the noise
inside the car. I got my wife to drive the car up our driveway and I was
outside, but couldn't hear the noise. But then again the car is not the
quietest. It gets to be annoying to hear.
Thanks for any help
There's no need for rour topics on the same subject....and this was in the wrong section, too! :banghead: