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Old 09-20-2015, 07:36 PM   #1  
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Default Clicking when turning left or right

Well I installed new ball joints and tie rod ends on both sides because the originals were dead. The clicking sounds went away for a good bit then returned a day or so later, I remember turning the inner tie rods on accident a good bit; could that have offset something to cause the clicking again and an alignment might fix it? Calling Goodyear tomorrow to figure out pricing. I checked the tie rod ends and ball joints to make they sure they are nice and tight and filled etc and they're good.

Check up: Just checked both tie rod ends for play and it seems the passenger side has quite a bit so I am going to take that side apart and see what I could do.

Check up 2: Well I took a look at everything again, everything is tight and in place and no play; I even checked the inner tie rod ends and they had normal wear and tear but no play in the joint itself. the clicking and or popping only happens when I am at speed and turning but when I am in park only one popping sound occurs 50% of the time I am turning the wheel. When I am in drive and at speed it can pop about three or so times when I turn left and when I turn right it only pops or clicks once 50% of the time. Sorry for the TL;DR and thank you to anybody who responds. Hmmm, could it be strut mounts?

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Old 09-22-2015, 09:43 AM   #2  
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You should always have front end aligned after doing ball joints and tie rod ends.

Maybe they can find something.
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