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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; This morning I noticed this chattering/clicking sound coming from the front end of the car at very slow speeds, BUT ...
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    Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    This morning I noticed this chattering/clicking sound coming from the front end of the car at very slow speeds, BUT ONLY when the wheels are turned 3/4 to full lock left and right. When the wheels are straight, no noise. I can hear it inside the car and outside the car, it is quite loud.

    Anyone else have this issue and what is the fix for it? I made an appointment with my local dealer to have this looked at tomorrow.

    It would be nice to tell them what the problem is so they don't spend two days trying to figure it out.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    SG

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    When mine does it, it is the blower itself. There is a plastic coupler that is in between the blower snout and rotor assembly. It clicks when the car is at low rpms with no load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wait4me View Post
    When mine does it, it is the blower itself. There is a plastic coupler that is in between the blower snout and rotor assembly. It clicks when the car is at low rpms with no load.
    But mine does it only at low speeds when the wheel is turned either way. It is very odd. Sounds like either the steering shaft or the brakes.

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    I've been facing the same thing for a while now, but i only hear the clicking when the steering is turn right, a bit, or full turn.. left, and straight, no noise can be heard..

    i've been worried, but didnt check what the problem would be..

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by ALQ View Post
    I've been facing the same thing for a while now, but i only hear the clicking when the steering is turn right, a bit, or full turn.. left, and straight, no noise can be heard..

    i've been worried, but didnt check what the problem would be..
    Mine does it on both left and right turns at very low speed. It just started this morning. I either didn't notice it before or it just became an issue.

    If anyone has this issue, get it into the dealer so GM can release a technical service bulletin or a recall to get the problem resolved. That is all I can advise as that is what I am doing.

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    Is the click a metal sound or plastic? Curious if your rubbing on something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadV View Post
    Is the click a metal sound or plastic? Curious if your rubbing on something.
    It sounds more like a plastic clicking sound. Metal would sound a lot louder. It is annoying. I just hit 2,000 miles and already the problems started!

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    SG, you are in CA right? I know here in PA, when it's cold out and the tires are cold and you cut the wheels sharply, the tires chatter on the cold pavement. I read somewhere (maybe the tire owners manual or somewhere) that this is normal. It couldn't possibly be that, could it? I've even heard the chatter at 45 degress or so in the morning. When the tires heat up, no problems.

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadonny View Post
    SG, you are in CA right? I know here in PA, when it's cold out and the tires are cold and you cut the wheels sharply, the tires chatter on the cold pavement. I read somewhere (maybe the tire owners manual or somewhere) that this is normal. It couldn't possibly be that, could it? I've even heard the chatter at 45 degress or so in the morning. When the tires heat up, no problems.
    I will try it out. It was around 50-60 degrees this morning when it started, but when I tried it late this morning again, it was already in the 70s and it still did it. It is going to be 80 degrees here today, so I will check it again to see if it does it.

    Tire grabbing on the pavement sounds different and has kind of a slight grinding feel in the steering wheel. This doesn't have that type of sound/feel.

    The thing that baffles me is that it never did it before until today and when it was much colder out, it didn't do it either. There must be something that the tires are hitting that the dealer will hopefully fix.

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    turn your wheels all the way left or right when parked. Than go and rattle your inner fender shields. Maybe one is hitting the wheel or a plastic plug got loose and is flapping agains the wheel on turns.

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorecko View Post
    turn your wheels all the way left or right when parked. Than go and rattle your inner fender shields. Maybe one is hitting the wheel or a plastic plug got loose and is flapping agains the wheel on turns.
    I will try it out, but being that it does it on both left and right may signal another problem.

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    Just wanted to post an update of the problem I had.

    Dealer put my V on a lift and turned the wheel and when they did that, a big rock popped out. Apparently a rock got caught somewhere between the wheel, caliper and brake pads. I can't see how that can happen when you are moving, but that is what the problem was.

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    Wow, I bet that's a relief. To you, as well as others here. Glad it worked out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye2 View Post
    Wow, I bet that's a relief. To you, as well as others here. Glad it worked out for you.
    You have no idea my friend!

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    Re: Chattering/Clicking Sound Coming from Front End/Steering. Anyone Else?

    I experience the same problem. It's not a temperature problem, here in TX. I first noticed it when I was backing out of the driveway turning left. First I thought the tire caught something, but there are no edges in the driveway. The I thought perhaps it was the rear differential not being used to sharp turns in reverse.
    I also notice it when I make fast left turns in a roundabout. It feels like the ABS Brake is engaging, click click click, although I wasn't using the brakes. Only happens when going very sharp turns. It is way to regular for it to be a rock or plastic. Definitely coming from the wheels.

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