"Bicycle" Tick Noise - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
 2Likes
  • 2 Post By rsteve56
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
AdmiralSparklez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Washington
Chapter: West Coast
Year: 2013
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.5L Cyclone V6
Posts: 320
Rep Power: 5
 
Garage
Trader Score: 0 reviews
"Bicycle" Tick Noise

Hey y'all,

Short and sweet, I think my driver side CV axle needs to be replaced after some thought but I want others opinions as well. I have a tick, sounds like a bicycle, coming from the driver side CV axle. It gets louder and faster with speed and you can especially hear the sound bouncing off walls and fences and even other cars next to the car.

I jacked the car up in neutral and spun the wheels and it's on the driver side. It's about an inch past the entry hole of the transmission where I can hear the noise. It does not make this noise at all in reverse (spinning the wheel backwards), and does not make the noise on the passenger side.

The CV axles are splinned and have a clip at the end of them that hold them in place when installed. I'm thinking it could be that? Thanks everyone.

2013 Taurus Limited - Sterling Grey Metallic | Adapted EcoBoost Turbos | PRE Tuning | Halos & Demon Eyes
AdmiralSparklez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 10:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Detroit metro
Chapter: Midwest
Year: 02
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L 12v Vulcan V6
Posts: 169
Rep Power: 10
 
Garage
Trader Score: 0 reviews
The inner C/V joint has rollers in it to allow axial movement. these rollers have needle bearings, that when lubrication dries out, will become noisy. Axle shafts are very inexpensive these days, and is within the capability of most driveway mechanics. DIY!
rsteve56 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
AdmiralSparklez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Washington
Chapter: West Coast
Year: 2013
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.5L Cyclone V6
Posts: 320
Rep Power: 5
 
Garage
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsteve56 View Post
The inner C/V joint has rollers in it to allow axial movement. these rollers have needle bearings, that when lubrication dries out, will become noisy. Axle shafts are very inexpensive these days, and is within the capability of most driveway mechanics. DIY!
So essentially just yank out the CV axles and slap in a new pair?

2013 Taurus Limited - Sterling Grey Metallic | Adapted EcoBoost Turbos | PRE Tuning | Halos & Demon Eyes
AdmiralSparklez is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 11:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Detroit metro
Chapter: Midwest
Year: 02
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L 12v Vulcan V6
Posts: 169
Rep Power: 10
 
Garage
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Yup, just like that: bada-boom-bada-bing!
AdmiralSparklez and kekaye56 like this.
rsteve56 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
AdmiralSparklez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Washington
Chapter: West Coast
Year: 2013
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.5L Cyclone V6
Posts: 320
Rep Power: 5
 
Garage
Trader Score: 0 reviews
You're the man! Thanks!

2013 Taurus Limited - Sterling Grey Metallic | Adapted EcoBoost Turbos | PRE Tuning | Halos & Demon Eyes
AdmiralSparklez is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 09:48 PM
Gen 5/6 Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Chapter: Northeast
Year: 2017
Model: OTHER
Engine: OTHER
Posts: 3,010
Rep Power: 29
  
Trader Score: 0 reviews
This sounds familiar--there might be a "tick or ping sound" TSB on this that I couldn't find on first shot. Might be worth a search before you go wrenching--good luck.

thefranchise713

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow my new story with the Bull's taller, older sister:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Our lives are a series of missions, aided by our gifts and talents, in pursuit of a stronger neighborhood.
thefranchise713 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 Taurus - Weird Noise Diagnosis 1993MercSable Maintenance and Repair 8 05-05-2015 06:09 AM
Rough Idle, constant noise while accelerating or having foot on gas pedal user9797 Maintenance and Repair 11 08-30-2014 08:35 AM
2003 Taurus SES Vulcan Noise or maybe Chirp user9797 Maintenance and Repair 19 10-27-2013 05:41 PM
Ticking Noise - Driving Me Insane - Please Help! redhousenine Maintenance and Repair 15 09-12-2013 02:50 PM
Weird transmission noise ??....video of sound Jmeinen12 Maintenance and Repair 13 09-05-2013 08:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome