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 Post subject: loud clunking noise when turning
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:24 pm 
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i was driving my car the other night and i did a first gear pull and spun completely thru it but now when i turn my steering well right it makes a loud clunking noise any suggestion? is it an axle or my tranny.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: loud clunking noise when turning
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:25 pm 
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I suspect the muffler bearing, they have been known to sling the grease out of them when spinning the tires. Whale oil doesn't do that though, so you should use it to re-lubricate it. The following image shows where you can find it.
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One single click, or click-click-click-click-click?

Is is worse when turning?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:32 pm 
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jeremynash wrote:
I suspect the muffler bearing, they have been known to sling the grease out of them when spinning the tires. Whale oil doesn't do that though, so you should use it to re-lubricate it. The following image shows where you can find it.
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 Post subject: Re: loud clunking noise when turning
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:15 am 
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98highlinesohc wrote:
i was driving my car the other night and i did a first gear pull and spun completely thru it but now when i turn my steering well right it makes a loud clunking noise any suggestion? is it an axle or my tranny.


So far the relpies have been awesome on this thread :grin:

A clunking is remonicent of a few things....ball joint....tie rod....sway bar link....
A thumping/popping noise is usually a....bad strut mount....or blown strut
A clicking is a ...CV joint/axle....or stearing gear
A roaring sound on the hwy is typically a wheel bearing

you can check balljoints and tie rods for play in them by using a crow bar when tires are off or pulling up/down left right on tire when car is jacked up. You can check sway bar links visually and with a little tug. I think using a crow bar to check for loose suspension components is the best thing, just don't pry on it so much that you break something.

Hope this narrows it down a bit

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 Post subject: Re: loud clunking noise when turning
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:23 am 
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Wheel bearing can also make its presence known when taking corners at low speed or going over various bumps. I remember trying everything on my wife's car many moons ago, replaced the axle a few times, finally figured out the wheel bearing was shot.

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