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Hearing noises I am hearing a noise when I turn the car to the right. It is coming from the left side like a ball joint is busted or something.

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That is what is called your CV joint. They are notorious for making "knuckling" sounds when turning a corner. They are not very expensive, however it does require that you take the suspension and brake hardware loose in order to get it out.

You have 2 "half axle(s)", each half axel has 2 CV joints. One half axle goes to each front wheel on front wheel drive cars. You could do it yourself, however if you are not competent it would be best to take it to a shop.

I would recommend getting both half axles replaced.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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    Daniel Jenkins Sep 08, 2008

    It could also be a ball joint but I would bet it's a cv joint gone bad since it happens when you turn.

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    Daniel Jenkins Sep 08, 2008

    Why did you rate this as helpful, were my descriptions inaccurate. Please rate this accuratley.

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