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Thumping or clicking noise when steering sharp right turns

I hear and feel a clicking-thumping noise when making hard right turns in my 02 tahoe. ???

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If it's a 4WD then your front universal joint(s) on the front wheel drive shafts are on the way out and should be replaced. They should be replaced as a pair (both sides) so that you have uniform wear, but you can replace the bad one to solve the problem. The noise should be coming from one side or the other, indicating which one is going bad, but it's most likely the right sive CV joint. Also, it the rubber boot on the end of the driveshaft is damaged or torn, that would point to the offending joint. Your parts store should be able to sell you a reconditioned half shaft to fix the problem. Replacement can be done at home with decent tools.

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If its felt in the steering wheel like my 05 its the steering intermediate shaft that was a common problem and would clunk over bumps and turns because of play in the shaft. Not sure if earlier years were susceptible but I'm guessing it could be.

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