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Makes loud clunking noise only when turning left and driving vehicle

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  • it sounds like your cv boot is bad and my need to replace or the half shaft is gone bad!!!

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It might be a faulty power steering pump. Try checking the level of the power steering fluid. It is probably best you have your power steering system checked by a mechanic.

Does the noise occur only when the vehicle is moving?

Try moving the steering wheel from side to side, while stationary (but don't do it too often, or you might damage something). If the noise is still present when the car is stationary, then it probably is the power steering system.

If the noise only occurs while the vehicle is moving, it could be a problem with the differential/final drive, or even wheel bearings.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 Jeep grand cherokee steering column makes a clunking

power steering pump might need more oil (whining noise). generally power steer pumps take automatic transmission fluid. there should be a reservoir above the pump only fill this a little bit then start the car and turn left to right and recheck level. fluid should only be low if there is a leak at power steer pump/lines or steering rack,

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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Could be either a loose belt or you are low on power steering fluid,or the power steering pump could just be worn out.

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sounds like either a sway bar end link or shock, more towards the end link tho

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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Does the noise occur only when the vehicle is moving?

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