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Autodata Technical Issue 6 - Clicking Noise from Range Rover Evoque at Low Speeds

Autodata Technical Issue 6 - Clicking Noise from Range Rover Evoque at Low Speeds

31 July 2017

Each month the Autodata team answers a common technical question and provides a printable document with technical diagrams to download and keep, exclusively for IGA members.

Issue 6 finds the solution to a clicking noise coming from the front of a customer’s Range Rover Evoque.

Q. We are having difficulty finding the source of a clicking noise from the front of a 2011 Range Rover Evoque which mainly occurs manoeuvring at low speeds. We have checked all of the steering and suspension components but can’t find any excess wear. Have you come across this problem?

A. The problem you describe is due to contact between the front suspension lower arm ball joint and the ball joint pinch bolt. Mark the ball joint with white paint (fig 1.1). Remove and discard the front brake caliper lower bolt and the ball joint pinch bolt and nut. Remove the ball joint from the front wheel hub, turn 90 degrees and refit (fig 1.2).


Fit new ball joint pinch bolt and nut. Ensure pinch bolt and nut are tightened to the correct torque setting. Fit a new brake caliper lower bolt. Repeat the procedure on opposite side. Road test the vehicle to confirm the fault is rectified.

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