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1994 Land Rover Discovery Manual has a grinding and clunking noise from rear, right side


A grinding noise suggests a bearing at fault or perhaps worn pads on the brake rotor.

However, the clunking noise you mention could also point to a problem with the drive shaft or differential.

The first thing you should do is to get under the vehicle and try twisting the propshaft back and forth. If there's any movement this points towards a worn universal joint on the propshaft. A worn universal joint can cause a clunking noise - particularly when pulling away. The vibration caused by a worn universal joint can also damage bearings in the differential and also to the splined ends of the axle shaft.

You're also going to have to remove the wheel from where the noise comes from and examine the end of the axle shaft/bearing.

The link below is of images of the rear axle:

land rover discovery rear axle Google Search

Apr 18, 2016 | Land Rover Cars & Trucks

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My 2005 chevy equinox makes a clunking noise when I turn the steering wheel I don't know what that means.


If it only clunks on a left or right turn. Then check the upper strut mount, these are known to make noise. Or it may need an upper strut plate. God-Bless!

Jan 21, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Clunking noise while driving, turning steering wheel left and right, putting gas on pedal almost anything I do it clunks and check engine light is on.


while turning my wheel left to right , I here a clunking noise. what should I do or is it rubber some where worn out

Apr 13, 2013 | 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

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Clunk noise when turning right


Could be the drive axle, but may also be a shifting lower control arm or strut. Usually a faulty drive axle clunks every time the axle turns.

Jul 04, 2012 | 2002 Buick Century

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Clunking noise when you turn the steering wheel while driving


The noise will be either the universal joint on the steering column or a component in the steering rack or outer tie rod ends, get someone to sit in the car and move the wheel slightly left and right and have a look and you will be able to see and hear where the noise is coming from

Mar 08, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Stratus

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Grinding noise changes with speed stops when turned right. replaced left front wheel bearing. noise is still there. whats wrong ?


Does sound stop when you turn LEFT?

Turning RIGHT puts the heavy load on the LEFT front wheel.
That initially STOPPED the noise, correct? So why did you change L?

Turning LEFT puts the load on the RIGHT. Did you change the RIGHT?

Let's say this:
If turning RIGHT stops the noise, it's the RIGHT one that's likely bad.
If turning LEFT stops the noise, it's the LEFT one that's more likely bad.

Make sense? Turning RIGHT loads the LEFT wheel; and vice-versa as the WEIGHT SHIFTS AWAY FROM THE TURN.

More than likely it is what some folks call a CV joint problem, not wheel bearings. Try backing up and then going forward to see if "clunking sound" or a sharp "bang" is heard. Wheel bearings and CV joints only work if smooth. Sometimes a BEARING RACE is bad. Also, a bad spindle / part of the CV joint / transaxle assembly worn or badly machined. If in a WET ENVIRONMENT especially, u may want to try marine grade grease or teflon-added grease.




Does sound come from POWER STEERING PUMP area?

Nov 30, 2009 | 1997 Buick LeSabre

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I have a 1996 Land Rover Discovery XS TDI. There is play in the steering which is becoming worse with a clunking sound. I am looking for parts and am not sure which part I need to replace. Any ideas how...


you've got to jack the vehicle up and rock the tire/wheel assembly back and forth from right to left, as if being turned by the steering wheel while you look to see which joints are loose. if there's clunking, it will be very loose and obvious just by looking. sometimes though you've got to put your hand on the joint to feel for play.

Sep 26, 2009 | 1996 Land Rover Discovery

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2001 pontiac gran am when turning left there's a


what side the does the noise come from?if right side the right cv axle if left side then left cv axle has gone bad common problem on front wheel drive cars.to make sure look under car and look next to tire there should be a black rubber boot that is accordion shaped if torn there's your problem.

Jul 12, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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Steering clunk


The clunk as you describe could be one of three problems, the steering lower column, the steering gearbox or the constan velocity joints.
The lower steering coloumn viewable from the engine bay below the brake unit has a rubber coupler which breaks and can cause the column to lock up, the steering gearbox which the column mounts to can also fail inside, fiunally the c.v. joints break and will cause intermittant binding of the steering, you need to goto a car park and drive the vehicle full lock left and right and have someone listen for the clunk, if it is coming from the wheel area then its the cv joints.
I would start there, hope this helps
JPTCAT

Sep 16, 2008 | 1989 Land Rover Range Rover

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