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Old 17th January 2006, 10:51   #16
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Could you please enlighten what is a CV joint?
Pardon my ignorance
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Old 17th January 2006, 12:31   #17
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CV joint = driveshaft.

But that doesn't seem to be the problem as you say the nois did not come when you did the full lock test. Its probably the tie-rods that are making the noise.
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Old 17th January 2006, 13:47   #18
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Thanks rteck,
How can I confirm this..
I put the car on the jack and tried to see if there is a play on the wheel when steering is locked. But I did not notice anything.
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Old 22nd September 2010, 18:11   #19
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Hello all,
Re-activating this thread after 4 years! My 2002 Zen is giving me a lot of issues. AC, creaks and also a similar 'khat khat' sound when turning RIGHT. This stared off as a minor issue but is now occurring even when a slight right turn is made. Car has clocked 53,500km. Do you think the drive shaft needs to be replaced? Is it possible to re-condition them from a local mechanic or am i better off getting a new one from an authorized Maruti service centre.

Note: I had got my tie rod changed last year along with bearings and the bush.

PS: How much does a drive shaft for a 2002 Zen AX cost? My service is due at 55,000 km. Do you think i should wait till then and get it fixed or is it better to get it done now? I mean, i dont want the car to fall off when i am driving! (i drive about 50km per day).

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^^ Apart from that you might also want to check up the steering rack for any oil leaks. That too produces the khat khat sound during turns. This was detected in my Lancer. Does the khat khat sound come only when driving through rough roads or everytime ?
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Old 22nd September 2010, 18:32   #21
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Hello Rjalihal

I own a 2002 Zen which has clocked around 53K, i have noticed the similar kat kat noise while turning the steering and taken to MASS for inspection. Mass people told its a common wear and tear problem for which a bush which come down the steering has to be replaced which might cost around 1.5 K Approx and said its safe to drive and once the issue becomes bad the sound would be more and you can replace the bush during that time and no need to hurry, it would be good if you can take a second opinion from MASS regarding your case.
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^^ Apart from that you might also want to check up the steering rack for any oil leaks. That too produces the khat khat sound during turns. This was detected in my Lancer. Does the khat khat sound come only when driving through rough roads or everytime ?
Thanks for the quick response! The sound occurs everytime I make a right turn, be it rough roads or even smooth tar roads. Is it something to be worried about?

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Mass people told its a common wear and tear problem for which a bush which come down the steering has to be replaced
Thanks for the advice Challa. But I have already got the bush replaced a year ago. The MARS technicians (Sanjay Nagar) replaced it. Think I will go back to them and show them this problem. Hey, we both have clocked almost identical kilometers on the similar car! Will be in touch for further queries!

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Thanks for the quick response! The sound occurs everytime I make a right turn, be it rough roads or even smooth tar roads. Is it something to be worried about?
I do not intend to get you get worried and all but in my zen (2004) it occured when I was going through rough roads. It was detected to the rod and ball joint. Which was not satisfactorily repaired in MASS.

Next in my Lancer, the khat khat sound was detected to an oil leak and a damaged steering rack assembly. The engineer said it could cause a steering siezure at some point if not attended to. I got it repaired.

I would advise you get it checked first and depending on the severity you can take a call if you can still drive around or get it repaired w/o taking any further risk.
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Hey guys, my i10 had the same problem (rattling noise from the lower right side of the vehicle, on traveling through bad roads). When I took it to the Service Center, they diagnosed it to be originating from the steering column. They changed some sort of bush in the steering column (free of cost) and voila, the rattling disappeared.

BTW, the car has done only about 5000kms and the Service Center said that it was a common fault in some batches of i10. Hence Hyundai has advised them to change the necessary parts free of cost!!
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Old 22nd September 2010, 21:28   #25
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Some kad kad sound may also be due to worn out tie rods. I have this problem in 2 of my cars so far. Repair is not an option and service center will advise you to replace them if found faulty.
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Old 25th September 2011, 14:12   #26
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Guys,

My i10 is 2.5 years old and has clocked 31k kms.

I hear a tak tak noise when I turn the steering wheel to left/right and release it back. It does not come when driving, only when the car is idle.

Also, the tak-tak noise comes only when I release the steering to go back on its own.

I believe 31k kms is too early for the CV joint, tie rods or anything of that sort to wear out and I am hoping only it is some damper.

I have booked an appointment with HMP but it's nearly a week away due to the crowd.

Any pointers please .. Should I get it checked from any mechanic before that ?
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Old 18th January 2014, 10:16   #27
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Thanks for such a good response and help..

I have tries a couple of experiments upon suggestions in this forum.

1. Turning steering lock to lock when stationary..
No, I do not hear anything odd doing this

Guys, mine is almost a new car (WagonR) ~ 1400 KM and I am hearing the same kind of noise from most probably the right front wheel when turning while stationary only(I have to invariably do this while parking).
Also, it comes and goes and I have not been able to reproduce the sound every time I took the car for servicing resulting in "everything is fine" from the SA.
What could it be guys? I am really worried.

P.S. : I have driven over some potholes at ~ 40 kmph sometimes. Could this be the reason for something getting thrown out of place?
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Old 18th January 2014, 13:23   #28
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Its the steering damper noise. It shows its ugly face when your car is stationary or while going over humps with the steering is turned. In a brand new car it should not be coming.

Take it to the service station and violently jerk the steering wheel left and right and show him the noise. The damper will need to be adjusted or the entire steering will need to be replaced in warranty. Don't worry, your car is under warranty and Maruti is super god when it comes to warranty replacements.
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Hello Folks, This is my first post here. I have a Lancer 2003 SlXi and off late there seems to be a ticking sound when I am driving the car, the sound gives you the impression that the car is going to break apart.

I had given it for service in Tune Up Pune, but the issue has not been fixed. The garage owner mentioned that it could be an issue with the steering rack. He did a temporary fix by fixing some bushes but the problem seems to persist again.

The last week the sound started to increase, even a minor change in the steering wheel is causing the problem. Has anyone faced this issue before? If yes what was done to get this fixed?

I called up JWilliams and they mentioned that they no longer have the dealership with Mitsubishi and they can only help with what parts they have but can't source any more parts from HM.

They offered me to go to Pethkar Motors and get it checked. On calling them they have asked me to bring the car for a check-up and said that they do have the steering rack available.

The car is in fantastic condition and I would like to get this noise fixed. Any help or suggestions on this will be greatly appreciated.
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Yes I've faced some noises (not the clicking/ticking noise though), it was rectified after a few tweaks. If your problem didn't go with tweaking then it might be some other issue. Make sure you show a specialist.

Since your car is about 11 years old, nothing can be said until an experienced mechanic can remove the housing, the rack and inspect the bushings and bearings for extent of play of the tie-rods in the assembly. Excessive play would mean repair is needed. Whether the entire steering rack has to be changed or it can be overhauled with new company specific washers, bushings, bearings or tie-rods depends on the opinion of the service station and since you have only 1 option you might as well go by their word. Once replaced and if fitted well it should last another decade.
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