2006 ford fusion 42k miles has developed a very definate clunk that can be felt thru the steering wheel most prevalent on irregular terrain( pot Holes dirt drive way) but can be noticed on acceleration and when turning on paved rds with bump. progessivaly worsning in volume and frequency. Local tire shop put on rack and cou;ld not produce effect. Only found when driving.
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I would think the clock spring is bad ,the clock spring is ribbon wire wound in side a plastic body inside top of steering column. The steering wheel has to be removed to get at it. It is used so you can turn the steering with out losing power for the horn and cruise control. How cars clock spring works
Sounds like it could be the CV joints, drive the car in reverse for a little and put steering on full lock, the noise will be a crunching sound coming from the front, if so then ist definitely the CV joint(constant velocity) joint, hope this helps
I have a 2006 Mazda 6 wagon - same car under the skin as your fusion. If you have a telescoping steering wheel, it might be that the grease they used for the steering column is substandard. I just fixed my clunky steering by releasing the telescoping/tilt lever and pushing the steering wheel in and out a few times (i repeated twice after 2 short test drives with the problem improving each time); this eliminated the noise. Blogs for the Mazda 6 indicated this. Give it a try as it's a free fix. If the problem comes back, and some indicate it will, the dealer may need to relubricate the steering column with a better grease. This is the fix for the Mazda6.
Could be the ball joint. They are really easy to change it thats your issue. Jack the car and remove the tire. The ball joint will usually have three bolts or nuts holding it on strut. There is one tapered shaft that goes through your wheel hub assy and is held on by a castlated nut. Pull the hub back and forth and watch the ball joint. If it has movement then you need to replace it. If this helps let me know. Also if you need more info get back with me. thanks