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Thumping right front wheel area only while stoping or going over bumps in the road

It sounds like something is loose ,again its only the right front wheel area

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Change front suspension strut.

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Ok there is a clunking or popping sound in the front of my 2004 Honda Odyssey when turning an hitting bumps what could it be


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Clunking noise coming from front wheel area?


Hi there, I'm AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair in Missouri

I look forward to helping you with your problem.

Anytime you have clunking in a wheel area it can be several things. (1) It could be a TIE ROD END and here's how to check it. Jack the wheel off the ground and grab it at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock and move it side to side if you feel something loose replace the outer tie rod. (2) Grab the wheel at 6 o'clock and 12 o'clock and move it back and forth if you feel something loose replace the BALL JOINTS. NOTE: It could also be a wheel bearing loose. If you need further assistance go to my website. Click Here: Auto Repair

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That sounds very much like you broke off a tie rod end. Check to see if the front wheels agree with each other. Turn the steering far left, verify both front wheels are turned left. Turn the steering far right, verify both wheels are turned right. If the front wheels don't agree, DO NOT attempt to drive the car - have it towed somewhere or have someone repair the steering where it sits.

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If it happens only on turns then its the outer axle cv joint.. If it happens all the time probably something stuck in a tire. Either way have the suspension visually inspected by a technician as soon as possible.

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Hi Wild Bear

No 1....... Check your wheel nuts ! !!!!!!

If OK.....

Is the problem worse on full lock, one way ?

If so, it sounds like the drive shaft CV joint is shot.


If no....

Jack up the front, support car on axle stands.

Spin your front wheels, check the treads, and I should think, you will be able to tell the problem wheel.

Expect it might be in the brake caliper area, something loose and fouling the wheel or rim ?

Check for play too, in your front wheel bearings, by gripping the tyre, top and bottom and pulling, there should be no movement.

Give these things a try, and get back to me.

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be nice thank´s

John.

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Loud roaring sound in front right wheel area. It sounds like my front driver wheel is flat and hitting metal..I had tires checked they are fine. It sounds like clunk, clunk and clunk..

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