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Clunking noise in the fron end of vehicle

Makes this noise when going forward, backwards and turning and/or hitting curbs (driveways). Noise appeared after I replaced the left front hub assy. I paid local shop to replace struts, outer tie rod ends and ball joints in an attempt to get rid of noise. What did I do wrong?

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Its The Cv Joints Should Be At Its Worst When Turning.

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