2007 H3 I have a clicking noise periodically while under acceleration - Hummer Forums - Enthusiast Forum for Hummer Owners


Hummer H3 For the Hummer driver who wants the rugged look and off road capabilities of the Hummer, but in a smaller size and with a more fuel economy friendly engine.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central MN
Posts: 7
Default 2007 H3 I have a clicking noise periodically while under acceleration

any advice? Sounds like could be drive shaft or u joint
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-10-2018, 07:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: South Jersey Pinelands
Posts: 211
Cool

I had a similar issue and it took me awhile to diagnose. When I rotated my tires I found the problem. It wound up being the chrome peeling form the inside of my rims and coming into contact with my brake calipers as my tires rotated. If your H3 is an X and has chrome rims look at the inside surface.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-10-2018, 07:43 AM
RKSmith163's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 782
Default

I had the same issue.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-10-2018, 10:52 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central MN
Posts: 7
Default

I have aftermarket rims on mine- Ultra Type 50- I believe are aluminum alloy rims. I checked for any debris but see nothing. Noise only happens when under acceleration, if I let off the gas the noise quits. Thinking it has to be when the drive shaft is under a load. I snapped a couple pics of front end. Looks like passenger side may have a leak.



Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-10-2018, 11:51 AM
Doc Olds's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boat Town USA MI
Posts: 8,219
Default

What you have in the pics are the Half Shafts (between the front Diff and Wheel Hubs), the drive (propeller) shafts come out of the T Case into the front and rear Differentials.

Grab hold of the front drive shaft and see if it has any play, there should be none. U Joints start soft and get noisier as they go, usually some clunks and squeeks, not hard to tell when they go. The CV joint will make a racket and cause vibration when it gets tired. Clicking is not the way I would describe the symptom of failure.

The CV joint at the rear is can be rebuilt with a kit, the front U Joint can be replaced.

If your Half Shaft boots are not torn or cracked, they should be good. If they are wearing out they will start making noise and even feel choppy in tight very low speed turns, like into a tight parking space tight turn.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-10-2018, 12:10 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central MN
Posts: 7
Default

I will look into the front driveshaft for play. Definitely a clicking sound almost like a card in the spokes of a bicycle. Sometimes loud sometimes quiet, sometimes no sound at all. When it is noisy it will quit if I am not on the gas petal. As far as the half shafts- is it normal to have a gap on the passenger side near the diff? I got stuck in a deep rut while fixing some pasture fence recently and just want to make sure I didnít tear something up.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central MN
Posts: 7
Default

I do not have any shaking in the wheel or anything, drives normal just makes the clicking sound
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-10-2018, 12:54 PM
Doc Olds's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boat Town USA MI
Posts: 8,219
Default

When the Half Shaft is installed into the Diff or the Driver side axle tube, it is held into position by a detent in the shaft. When you push the Half Shaft end into the carrier, it "clicks" into position. H3 Half Shaft inner CV joint can move liner, so you could get under there and see if it moves in or out of the Diff, there should be no play. If there is any play, try to push it into the diff until you feel the click into its spot.

I have heard of aftermarket Half Shafts being too short and popping out of the diff stripping the shaft's splines. That would make a racket for sure.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central MN
Posts: 7
Default

Pics of the front U joint. The shackle looks bad. Could this be the issue?

This is the shackle forward of the front U joint. Cracked
Could this be my issue
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chatter noise while under load but not in Park or Neutral rh242603 Hummer H1 2 02-15-2018 05:16 PM
Anyone feel a shudder under light acceleration 1fastcobra Hummer H2 7 12-21-2013 07:42 PM
Rattling buzzing sound under acceleration and decceleration. JB007 New Member Area 4 07-15-2013 01:41 PM
Growling sound under acceleration Jeff H2 Hummer H2 2 05-25-2012 01:42 PM
noise while acceleration rolltide1 Drivetrain Area 0 06-08-2011 11:03 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.