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Clicking in my wheels when turning left and right

Every time i take a left or right hand turn no matter how slight theres a clicking or scrunching in my wheels it seems. I had it to a garage and they could not find a problem with it but i think differently. Before spending a lot of money to repair something thats not broken would like to narrow my diagnosis down a bit more. Thank you.

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    I have the same problem as above. Sounds like my tires are rubbing when turning right or left. You go stright there is no sound



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If it is a standard transmission it may be inside the tranny. If it is not the CV then expect the tranny will get gradually worse until it blows. I had this problem last year on a 98. Changed axles and it was still there. I lifted the front wheels off the ground ad turned the right front wheel in reverse. There was a catching noise and a click. The tranny blew in about 1000 miles. Damaged teeth on the idler gears on the right side of tranny at axle mount.
I had to change the tranny and when I did I took the old one apart and found the problem.

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