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When I turn right something sounds repeatedly I think it might be in the wheel but I am not sure. The sound I hear is like there was a soft hit that i can also feel in the steering wheel. I hope someone can help me

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  • Ian Summerfield
    Ian Summerfield Jul 10, 2010

    could be mudflap hitting tyre,or tyre rubbing on plastic guard liner.jack car up,turn the wheel hard one way,and spin the wheel.is it touching anything?

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This sounds like your CV Axles are going out. When they start going out they click during turns, and eventually will break. Replace your CV Axles and all should be back to normal.


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