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When I hit the brakes on my dodge avenger 2010 rt I hear a slight knock or thump in my steering wheel also when I brake or hit a bump can somebody tell me what it could be and I only hear it when the car has been driven for a while

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Too many possibilities so I'm going to suggest you get a good DIY mechanic/enthusiast or local garage to have a look. My guess is there is a worn joint / bush in the suspension but as you don't give the mileage its difficult to say. Don't wait too long, it could be serious.

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if its clicking when you turn the wheal, then its a cv joint. If its making a bump bump bump noise as you go down the road and increases with speed and slows with speed then its probably a bering, It sounds like you have hit something and caused your ball joints to damage. take a board 2x4 about 2 foot long. jack up the car in the front, just enough to fit the board under the tires. At each tire lift the board and see if you have any movement in the wheal. The movement you are looking for will be up and down, not side to side. Your steering moves side to side. Your ball joints give you limited up and down rotation movement to allow your car to handle bumps. If its in access of an inch rotation then there is your problem. Depending on the car, I would probably look at salvage yards first then go to the part store and compare prices. Because some junk yards are chaging near new prices for used stuff. Also your struts may be shot also.

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Have your CV joints inspect.

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See if you can bounce car and replicate the noise. If you can, you should be able to find it, and put your hand on it. Stabilizer bushing are a place to look, both at the lower a arm and on the frame. If you narrow it down to the strut, it will need to be replaced. The front trans mount also goes bad, try putting it in drive with your foot on the brake and give it some gas and see if the engine moves an excessive amount.

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