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The clicking noise you describe is almost certainly down to the CVJ. As they wear they give out this distinctive clicking on turns and load. As the CV joint is part of the hub, steering, and brakes assembly and can effect the operation of them, the best thing to do is change the delinguent joint.


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The ball bearings are involved, but the noise isn't because they are dropping. What happens is when the boot splits, the grease starts oozing out (less lubricant) and dirt gets in causing wear. One of the jobs of grease is to take up excess slack in the joint (not that there is much in the first place when it's not worn out). This will quiet any noises out ...



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