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Old 11-30-2003, 02:30   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed when I put my steering wheel full lock something in the engine bay makes a continuing clunking noise. And now it has started to do the same clunking noise when I start the car???

What is it??? Help is it bad????
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Get the steering rack checked...it could be cracked.
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Re: Clunky, Clunky Clunk...

Could also be something as simple as engine mounts.
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Re: Clunky, Clunky Clunk...

Mine does similar clunking that seems to come from the front right of the car.. and there's a fair bit of free-play in the steering.. car kinda drifts left and right a bit.. and you can move the wheel a few inches without it actually doing anything (am i making sense?)

Is this also steering rack?
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Re: Clunky, Clunky Clunk...

cenithx, I'd have a good look at your wheel bearings

I found with my EA that everything went at once. Steering rack, balljoints, tie rod ends, who knows what bushes etc. It sucked, big time

and to think i replaced most of it just before she was stolen. Grrrrrr.
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Re: Clunky, Clunky Clunk...

Hrm funny you say that.. coz another prob just started up today.. a clunk (but sounds more like a click) that repeats.. click click click click.. coming from the engine bay.. when i accelerate.. it gets faster.. etc.. wierd thing is, it comes and goes.. :/

I think its time for an overhaul of both engine, and suspension.
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that click sounds like your lifters, very very common on those engines.
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Rubber steering rack mounts may need replacing. Jack up front and see if rack is loose.
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Lifters? what's that in noobie-speek?

steering rack mounts is something i can figure out though will play around tomorrow (yay for RDO's)
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