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Steering clunk The steering will go from full left to Right 3 or 4 times with no clunk then on the way back in the middle position seems to be stuck , with a bit of pressure on the wheel and the steering pump struggling you hear a clunk, I have replaced the steering damper , thinking it was that but no luck any help Thanks

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  • arudius Jan 14, 2009

    I just replaced my steering box because I lost almost all turning to the right. Left turns are fine. Even with the box its having the same problem. When the tie-end rod is taken off the box works fine too. Could the problem be the rest of the tie-end rods? I do see how it could be the CV's because it did make clunks but then why would my steering die? My truck is a 1990 Range Rover.

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The clunk as you describe could be one of three problems, the steering lower column, the steering gearbox or the constan velocity joints.
The lower steering coloumn viewable from the engine bay below the brake unit has a rubber coupler which breaks and can cause the column to lock up, the steering gearbox which the column mounts to can also fail inside, fiunally the c.v. joints break and will cause intermittant binding of the steering, you need to goto a car park and drive the vehicle full lock left and right and have someone listen for the clunk, if it is coming from the wheel area then its the cv joints.
I would start there, hope this helps
JPTCAT

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