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When turning the wheel i get a click or a clunk in the steering column!

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Sounds like a rack and pinion issue or your steering column joint and or bearings are spent. Call a chrysler/dodge dealership, ask for service and see if someone is nice enough to list off some possible causes to your steering column sounds

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