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hit a pothole, now clicking noise.......

i hute a HUGE ass pothole last night at about 40 mph. The second after the car cleared the pothole, i kept hearing this loud clicking noise coming from the right side of the car. I pulled over and attempted to find out waht the problem was, but to no use. even worse, I was on my way to highschool Winter Formal and left my date sitting in the car while I was looking underneath my car to see if anything was dragging. The clicking stopped while driving straight, but now, when ever I turn right, I hear a click for every rotation of hte wheel. I know this because when i drive slower, it clicks less frequently. what could this be? im gonna make an apointment with the dealership 2morow but until then id like ot hear everyones thoughts.

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Could be damaged suspension, or a bent brake dust shield.

Were you turning at the time you hit the pothole?
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nope, going straight, but i think it was only teh right side of the car that hit hte pothole.
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possibly a damaged CV? Also, don't wheel bearings click when they're goign bad?
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File a claim with the city. They may be liable for damage caused by a pothole. Varies with local laws though.

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* * * * * * File a claim with the city. *They may be liable for damage caused by a pothole. *Varies with local laws though.
Agreed, I would try to get the city to pay.

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yah take it to the dealer and ask about it they might just fix it. Dont tell them u hit a hole just say it started to do it.
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Reading Topic: hit a pothole, now clicking noise.......

Hmm, as this seems that it might be a little more suspension related, thats where it'll go!

As for the damage, I also agree you should investigate local laws and see if they can pay for the damage.

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