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it's a 06 awd v6 rav4 but lately i'v been hearing a click noise that will happen once and awhile when turning in a way it sounds like it's coming from the steering column, what do you think is up with it.
 

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It most likely comes from the CV joints. If you have high mileage and are used turn the steering wheel while stationary. The balls in there tend to "carve" a shallow recess into the spider that's retains the balls. Solution is - replacement.
 

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It is the "VALVE LASH ADJUSTERS" making the ticking noise. They are sort of like hydraulic lifters in American cars. The factory warned us not to use inferior oil filters as they tend to cause lash adjuster noise. Not changing the oil and oil filter in time that is after 3000 miles is also something that causes lash adjuster noise. If it's a slight ticking you can try "air bleeding" the lash adjusters. After changing the oil and oil filter, warm the motor up for 3 minutes with no loads such as AC , headlight etc. This usually helps. If the problem is not solved then lash adjusters need to be removed and cleaned.If required it is to be changed. After doing all the efforts if the problem still persists you have to visit service center or toyota mechanics.
 

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Might be ball joints too.

Get friend and go to a parking lot.
Do circles with the steering at full lock left and right.
If it tends to lope or jiggle during this test, the ball joints may be at fault.

Plus, you can jack up one front wheel and do a 12-6 o'clock and 9-3 o'clock pull push test with the tire to feel any clearances in the tie rods and CV joints.

Use a floor jack under the tire to watch for ball joint separation during a slow lift.
 
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