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I mentioned this in a previous thread but I thought I'd start a new thread for just this issue -- starting a couple months ago, clicking noises are coming from somewhere when I make slight turns at low speeds, most commonly heard when I am maneuvering my car into the garage before I park it for the night. I recorded a video of this issue and the noise is audible through the video which I was pleased about. Hopefully this can help in my explanation.

Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing the noise? I took my car in for an inspection at the local Cadillac dealership here and I did mention it and I was told that the guys didn't see anything of concern when they looked it over. I'm positive this noise wasn't present when I bought the car in August of last year so something's changed to cause it.

Here's a link to the video of the noise.
 

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This is common on the CTS-V, pull the front wheels and clean the surfaces between the wheel and the hub. Then apply a thin coat of anti seize or grease, this will cure it for a while. There is a TSB on this, GM replaces the lug nuts with blue Teflon coated ones.
 

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This is common on the CTS-V, pull the front wheels and clean the surfaces between the wheel and the hub. Then apply a thin coat of anti seize or grease, this will cure it for a while. There is a TSB on this, GM replaces the lug nuts with blue Teflon coated ones.
Thanks! I don't have the means to pull the wheels off myself so I'll probably just end up taking it back to the dealer to replace the lug nuts - that sounds like it's more permanent than just greasing the area between the wheel and the hub. Is there anything else that could be causing this noise or is this definitely the problem?
 
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Good morning idealdreams,

I can understand how this clicking would be aggravating and I’m glad to see that you already received some feedback from 69stangscj. If you would like any additional assistance while working with the dealership, please send a PM my way and we can discuss this situation further.

Best regards,

Austin J.
Cadillac Customer Care
 

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I mentioned this in a previous thread but I thought I'd start a new thread for just this issue -- starting a couple months ago, clicking noises are coming from somewhere when I make slight turns at low speeds, most commonly heard when I am maneuvering my car into the garage before I park it for the night. I recorded a video of this issue and the noise is audible through the video which I was pleased about. Hopefully this can help in my explanation.

Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing the noise? I took my car in for an inspection at the local Cadillac dealership here and I did mention it and I was told that the guys didn't see anything of concern when they looked it over. I'm positive this noise wasn't present when I bought the car in August of last year so something's changed to cause it.

Here's a link to the video of the noise.
Does it sound like it's coming from the steering column, perhaps just under the steering wheel? SIR coils, more commonly known as "clock springs" are often the culprit. For your car, it's a $150 part.
 

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The 2000 year Bonnevilles had a problem like this. There was a knuckle under the dash that caused the noise. Removing the trim, then remove the protective grease cover and lube the joint...that fixed this on many of the Bonnevilles
 

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Does it sound like it's coming from the steering column, perhaps just under the steering wheel? SIR coils, more commonly known as "clock springs" are often the culprit. For your car, it's a $150 part.
Actually it does. I'm probably going to end up taking the car to my mechanic over the dealership because he won't charge me an outrageous amount of money to try and find the problem.
 

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The 2000 year Bonnevilles had a problem like this. There was a knuckle under the dash that caused the noise. Removing the trim, then remove the protective grease cover and lube the joint...that fixed this on many of the Bonnevilles
Those are intermediate steering shafts. That's a knocking noise that comes from further down the column.
 
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