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Clicking noise from front axle

2004 1st generation manual transmission, 56k miles. I am getting a cliking noise (very subtle) when the car goes from a dead stand and accelerates foward or reverse, specially if in an uphill. It just does it when there is the initial effort to move the car, and if I accelerate slowy it doesn't do it. Once the car has momentum, it doesn't happen when shifting in any of the gears.The car doesn't make any noise when turning.There is no grinding noise coming from the transmission. The clutch feels good and shifting is smooth.
Anyone has run into this kind of problem?

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I've been having the same issue on a customer's TSX AT and I'm at a loss as well. All the ball joints are good, wheel bearings good, but the noise is coming from the knuckle. Once I figure it out, you'll know.

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Sounds like a CV joint going bad. It makes sense that you would start to hear the clicking when you are starting to accelerate while accelerating from rest. If the ball bearing inside the CV Joint and the assembly itself is going bad then that would explain the noise because the car has to accelerate a lot of force to get the car moving the inner CV joint that is bad has probably got some slipping going on inside. At high speeds your car already has momentum so that would explain why there wouldn't be any clicking. I think the clicking you are hearing is the bearings themself against the inner CV Joint housing, inside the boot. Inspect for a torn boot.

I, myself have one, currently as we speak on a 1997 CL that I am restoring (been sitting in the driveway for 2.5 years). They are not any fun to replace and most people will say go ahead and replace the whole half shaft CV axle itself not just the boot.

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I have encountered this problem a few times before with manual transmission TSX's. The problem is a worn clutch release (or throw-out) bearing.

I would recommend replacing the bearing. You may also want to replace your clutch components while you are in there.
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Could be CV joint

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2004 1st generation manual transmission, 56k miles. I am getting a cliking noise (very subtle) when the car goes from a dead stand and accelerates foward or reverse, specially if in an uphill. It just does it when there is the initial effort to move the car, and if I accelerate slowy it doesn't do it. Once the car has momentum, it doesn't happen when shifting in any of the gears.The car doesn't make any noise when turning.There is no grinding noise coming from the transmission. The clutch feels good and shifting is smooth.
Anyone has run into this kind of problem?

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It could very well be the CV join. Do you hear it more when you make left or right hand turns? The most common failure is the boot cracked or got torn and water/dirt got in causing the joint to fail. Could be some big bucks$$$ - but you need to check it.

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I've been seeing issues with other 6MT TSX owners with sheering of final drive gear teeth. Just a thought.

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