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2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4 Door (Steering Clunking Noise)

Hearing a clunking noise coming from the driver's side front when steering wheel is being turned 360 degrees left or right. By searching the internet, there is 3 possibilities, the tierod, the I-shaft or CV joints. I wondered if you could narrow the possibilities down to 1 of the above or imaybe you'll say it could be something entirely different than the above possibilities. Would you have an approximate cost for parts and labour to correct this problem. Thank you for your time and expertise.

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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    My car makes a faint thump noise sometimes, going over rough parts in the road, steering the wheel one direction too quickly, only from the drivers side though, My car is 2003Grand Am SE. I wonder what it is?!?

  • wandeeful Apr 25, 2009

    clunking noise seems to have went away on it's own not sure if it's gone for good or just temporarely.

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Had the same problem. PONTIAC has issued a TSB that dealer know about. The Engine is MIS-ALIGNED and needs add'l rods to be installed to fix this problem. This will be done AT YOUR EXPENSE. I found this out the hard way.
Best of Luck

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