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Hey guys, <p>About a month ago, I developed this problem. To really hear it, you must be parallel to a wall or in an underground garage. <p>The problem:<br>When releasing the clutch, under light-medium acceleration and under speeds of 10-15km/h I hear a "click click click" noise. After the clutch is released the noise does not come back. It comes when going both forward and backwards. It is always random in frequency and depends on the pace of acceleration. I can't really hear it at higher speeds because of the tire/wind noise. <p>I sounds the same as you would tap an empty coke/beer can lightly with your finger nail (hold it at the top so it doesn't woble) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">. I think it could be either the endlinks, or the tranny. I have a V50 T5 AWD 6spd.<p>Input is apreciated.<br>~Andy
 

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Re: Click Click noise when releasing the clutch (Andy's_V50)

there's something similar happening in Europe with S40's/v50 and ford focus (the clutch/stop/gas pedals are shared components)<p>The clutch pedal makes click-click noises if you depress it very slowly. It's a design flaw. <p>Try with your car stopped pressing and depressing the clutch pedal really slow, dont bother to put it into gear.<p>If it does the same noise then the problem is the pedal, not the clutch/tranny<p>I'm experiencing this issue as well. At the dealer after a 3 times trying to solve the issue and not being able to, told me to go back after the vacations (september) so that they take care of it, probably replacing the whole "system"
 

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Re: Click Click noise when releasing the clutch (mJrO)

No, it only happens when the car is in gear. The noise is definately coming from outside underneath the car. It is a little loud too ... from 50ft you can hear it.
 

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Re: Click Click noise when releasing the clutch (Andy's_V50)

ok, it's a different issue then.
 

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Re: Click Click noise when releasing the clutch (mJrO)

Andy, I'm getting this too! It seems as though it only happens while in gear in 1st-4th (at least) or as you're switching gears. I was able to hear the clicking sound in 4th going about 50Mph. I'm calling the local dealer and scheduling an appointment today, I'll let you know what I find out, please do the same! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I believe this is the driveshaft splines moving in the hubs. There's a fix to rebolt/loctite the bolts on the axle carriers or something. I had this done several months ago, so the details are hazy, but I'm sure there are some here who could tell you exactly what it is. I noticed it too at when parking in an enclosed space and moving at low speeds.
 

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Re: Click Click noise when releasing the clutch (Greggor)

Andy or Greggor,<p>Did you ever find out what the noise was? Mine (T5 6spd) has been in the shop for 3 days now and they can't figure it out. They at least acknowledge the noise exists. I just wanted to see if you had any updates. Thanks
 

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Is it more of a deep clunk noise rather than a click? I have a clunk noise when torque is suddenly applied or taken off. This is most noticeable at low speeds during manouvering and also in changing gear up to 5th or 6th if the clutch is released too quickly and the engine revs are lower than the gearbox revs. Could it be the dual mass flywheel hitting its stops on sudden changes in torque?
 

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Yep. Deep chunk - flywheel. Tink-clink - axle spline endplay. Both are rather normal and harmless. The latter has a fix.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Click Click noise when releasing the clutch (mJrO)

I had the same problem with my clutch, push the clutch in and out and it would click at the same spot, in gear or out. I took it to the dealer and they said the springs were bad so they replaced them. That didnt work so they replaced the pedal (and hoses and master cylinder, they screwed up and had to do those). The problem for now has gone away.
 

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Re: Click Click noise when releasing the clutch (Nairb)

Its not a deep clunk noise, Its more like the pop-can association. I'm leaning towards it being something from the driveshaft/clutch area. What I am worried about is that Volvo will blame my Evolve springs for the problem if I take it to them.<p>Bummer, thanks for the input<br>
 

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welcome to the wonderful world of axle ping.<p>the s60 fixes this with XC90 axle bolts. <br>not sure if the same can be used on your car.<br>the dealer will attempt to "fix" it using loctite. do not allow this. this has proven to provide a temporary fix and it WILL fail again.<br>
 

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I had the ping, the Loctite fix, and no further problems after 20K miles.<p>Tom.
 

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Not fatal, not really even harmful. There is no risk at all of the wheel coming off, to do that the entire side front suspension has to eject the frame. The noise is just a little tick-tick as the axle moves side to side within the hub.<p>Tom.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had the ping, the Loctite fix, and no further problems after 20K miles.<p>Tom.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>congrats. you are one of the lucky ones <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andy’s_V50</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is the problem fatal? I mean, has anyone lost a tire due to axle ping? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>haha...as Tom said, not harmful at all. its just annoying <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My car is in the shop today for the fix that was initially approved for XC90's and now for my s40 according to the regional tech rep. I'll let everyone know what the outcome is tomorrow. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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100% fixed, Barry's Volvo of Newport did a great job and impressed me with their willingness to check all available avenues for a fix without me saying anything to them! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Greggor</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">100% fixed, Barry's Volvo of Newport did a great job and impressed me with their willingness to check all available avenues for a fix without me saying anything to them! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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