"Clunking" noise when turning steering wheel
Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:10 PM
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.
Posted 26 April 2008 - 11:45 PM
Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:42 AM
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:16 AM
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.
Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:23 PM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:51 PM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:23 PM
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.
Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:50 PM