Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 17:25:18 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Funky Steering Problem 89' 900

I had the same noise when I cut my wheels to the right. I am backing out of a driveway and it "clonks" as the wheels are turned . It turned out to be the ball joint. It has jointed the CV joint as expensive paper weights on my desk. Rob MacMahon wrote: > Hi All, > After blowing out a CV joint, I brought my car into the shop for a > new muffler. There has been an odd clunk in the front end ( Both sides, > over bumps ) for a while so I asked them if they could look it. They did > and said that it was probably the shock bushings. They were original > euipment and I got 124,000 out of them , so I got a set of KYB's for the > front. Most the noise is gone now. Car feels super! > > Heres the question: > My steering rack leaks like a sieve and it is due to be replaced > next week. But I just noticed that when I am turning to the right and > either level or going down a hill I get a distinct "Knock" ( or firm thump > ) from somewhere around the drivers side wheel. I think this was there > before, but I never heard it over the muffler and other bup noises. > Could this be caused by the steering rack? Or is this something > else? has anyone else ever had this sysmptom? It only happens going > downhill and turning or on level ground, never when going uphill. Odd huh? > > Thanks in advance. > > Rob

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