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#1 Stratuscaster

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:10 PM

Within the bit of free play when I turn the wheel, I'm hearing (and feeling, somewhat) a clunk from what appears to be the driver's side front wheel.

When moving over 25MPH, the issue isn't as obvious (if at all). At low speeds, or turning from a stop, it's there.

Thoughts? I've got 144K, so I'm sure I'm due for some work up in the front end.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:03 PM

Sounds like it could be a tie-rod gone bad.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 11:45 PM

checked your lugnuts latley? I had a similar problem when i first got my strat, turns out the drivers front wheel was alittle loose.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:42 AM

Check the fronted first, namely the swaybar links, if all is tight, check the steering shaft between the rack and the column, there is a tiny u joint there that could have play in it. Just my 2 cents. B)

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:21 PM

Is it more of a clunk or a popping sound. Mine did that at low speeds and it was the outer tie rod had broken and was popping in and out of the control arm. Jon

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:12 PM

It's hard to tell, but bothersome enough that I need to get it taken care of ASAP. I'll probably wind up dropping it off at a service shop this week to get an estimate.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:16 AM

Let me know how it turns out. I think you have the same problem I do.

The convertible has a BIG clunk from the passenger side when turning. Replaced upper and lower ball joints, checked the sway bar, checked the outer tie rod end... can't find anything wrong. It's practically impossible to get at the inner tie rods and steering rack, so I haven't checked those. We haven't been driving it, but our backup car started leaking gas(!), so now Julia pretty much has to. I really wish she'd take the Stratus, but she refuses to spend time practicing driving stick. I'm just afraid it'll let go on the highway one day... and the car has no roof.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:23 PM

LOWER BALL JOINTS!!! mine has been doing the same thing, and that is what it was. and don't buy the parts from the dealer, or from the mechanic, buy them yourself and have someone install them for you. get them off ebay or something. it seems everyones been having this problem lately...

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:51 PM

My brother will be taking a look at it this week - we shall see.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

when it clunks, does it kinda fight against you as you are turning, for that instant?

if it does, its the same thing mine does, and i've narrowed it down to two things. power steering pump or upper ball joints. I've replaced everything else; all 4 tie rods, lower control arms, sway bar end links, all new bushings, springs, shocks, new fluid in the power steering, new belt.

unless of course, its the entire rack and pinion assembly.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:50 PM

If it is the outer tie rods, I have a set of OE brand that are brand new, that I dont need. I got them as part of a suspension package when I got my upper ball joints and lower control arms. I also have the inner tie rods too. Jon