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Clicking from front end only while moving seems to speed up

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Clicking from front end only while moving seems to speed up and slow with car speed... seems to be wheel related
JA: Many things can cause a car to make those weird sounds. Some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: 2005 xc70
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yup
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just started tonight . Will pull wheels and visually check tomorrow. .. just wondering if there are any common issues suspects... does not sound like cv joints to me
JA: Is there anything else the Volvo Mechanic should be aware of about your Volvo?
Customer: Just changed struts and control arms a few months ago...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Hello Im Chris and I will assist you. Is the clicking noise heard more around turns?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No... seems to go away at higher speed and intermittently return at low speeds...turns do not seem to effect it one way or another....
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Starts as light rattling then gets louder... always in proportion to wheel speed... almost like a card in bicycle spokes way
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
This is one of those things that Ide have to hear. Usually when a customer complains about clicking its their axles. But it does it mostly on turns.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was thinking drive shaft joints
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
could be
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe the forward drive shaft joint
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
did you get under there to see if they had any play?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
this should cause more than a miss though usually you feel it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hmm no vibration at all.... ill do visual tommorow morning and check for looseness
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Ok any other questions?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any quick tricks to rule out front cv joints?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
they make a loud noise while turning. If you turn the wheel while stopped and press on the gas, if they are bad, the noise will be very loud.

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