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Old 08-25-2011, 05:49 AM
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Default Clinking sound at low speeds

Alright. I have an 09 Fit, and have a recent problem that I'm hoping someone can give me some insight on. I'm hearing a clinking sound, similar to the sound a rock hitting a tin can would make. It only happens when I am traveling under about 5mph. As I cruise around the parking lot at a slow speed, there is a constant clicking sound that is quieter, with the louder clink occurring at random. However, the clicking is not always there, most of the time I can only hear the clink once or twice as I accelerate, then it goes away.

Any thoughts? How safe/risky is it for me to drive it? I live in an apartment complex so I can't really do anything on it myself.
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How many miles have you got on the fit? Clicking like that can be a constant velocity (CV) joint going bad.
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it has 45,000 miles. Does the CV joint tend to wear out eventually?
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Alright. I have an 09 Fit, and have a recent problem that I'm hoping someone can give me some insight on. I'm hearing a clinking sound, similar to the sound a rock hitting a tin can would make. It only happens when I am traveling under about 5mph. As I cruise around the parking lot at a slow speed, there is a constant clicking sound that is quieter, with the louder clink occurring at random. However, the clicking is not always there, most of the time I can only hear the clink once or twice as I accelerate, then it goes away.

Any thoughts? How safe/risky is it for me to drive it? I live in an apartment complex so I can't really do anything on it myself.
Check your lug nuts...mine made a similar sound when they were loose...
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