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What causes a thumping noise when driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero and when turning the steering wheel?

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It depends on where the sound is coming from, but the most likely suspect would be a worn tie-rod end. There is most likely excessive wear that is permitting movement of the tie-rod end and is thus causing the thumping sound when turning. That is when it would be most prevalent. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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