2011 Hyundai Sonata "Clicking" Sound

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    MAKE: Hyundai
    MODEL:Sonata
    YEAR:2011
    MILES:82000
    ENGINE:2.4
    DESCRIBE ISSUE....I have an intermittent "clicking" sound coming from the front left wheel area. It only occurs while the vehicle is moving. The frequency of the clicking increases with the speed of the car. The slightest brake application will cause the clicking to stop. It happens most often when the vehicle is first driven, however on occasion it will begin while at highway speeds. It does not occur every time the vehicle is drive.
    On a recent ten hour drive from NC to Fl it did not occur at all. The next day the clicking started again and lasted for 70 miles.

    My local garage has driven the car, heard the "clicking" and then could not find anything that might be causing the sound.

    I have read on other forums of owners of Hyundai Sonatas, Elantras and Velostars experiencing the same "clicking" sound. They have, in some cases been able to stop the clicking by having the axle nut loosened and re-torqued to specs. Some have had the CV axle replaced.

    My local garage loosened and re-torqued both axle nuts with no change to the clicking.

    I have come across a Hyundai TSB: 14-DS-001-1 that has to do with replacing the CV axle. However I don't have access to the details as to what the problem the TSB addresses.

    Question: 1. What might be causing this "Clicking?"
    2. Do you have access to the TSB, and if so, is it applicable?
    3. If the CV axle has to be replaced would that come under the 100,000 mile Power train warranty?

    I have an audio file of the sound, but can't seem to upload it.
     
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    Hi newbie, welcome to the site.

    Yes, I have come across this problem before.

    I would suggest loosening the axle shaft nut and re-tightening to proper torque WITH A NEW NUT. If that does not improve, a new cv shaft maybe is in order. Also, be sure wheel nuts are torqued properly, the tolerances on the Hyundai are very tight. The disk to hub clearance is very important.

    When I work on these cars, some times I have to split the discs/rotors with an acetylene torque so tight they get.

    Also, when I work on the front of these korean things, I replace everything. They usually do another 100000km's.

    As for your other question, about the warranty, I do know they have a 10yr warranty plan. But you would have to call your service manager. I am uncomfortable telling you if it is warranty or not as I have not seen the car.

    My recommendation, @82k, replace the rotors, pads, lubricate the caliper pins, your ticking sound may go away, but for sure, investigate the cv joint. I am not in front of my personal computer right now, but when I get back home, I will post a copy of that TSB in PDF form. Hoping that will help me to help you.

    But if your interested, you can buy a cheap alldata subscription for your car, all TSB and schematics and repair information will be there. I highly recommend that, as the price of the subscription will pay for itself in the long run.

    I think there is a link on this site for just that to makes things easier for you. We techs make no money off that, I just highly recommend it.
     
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    I will probably post that TSB later today.

    Or one of the other wrenches may do that also.
     
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    Oh, I forgot to say, can you tell me what country or state you live in. Sometimes, origin of car details helps as temps and terrain greatly affect a car such as this.

    I work in the tundra, but live north of montreal. So that would also help me help you.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I'll have those recommendations performed. The brake rotors and pads were replaced about 16k miles/18 months ago. The clicking started about 10 months ago. The car has been a daily driver in Raleigh, NC, combination city/Hwy driving with decent roads.
     

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