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I have a 2003 optima with a clicking noise from the front wheels when I turn a tight corner. I have been told it is one of the front axles could a bad axle cause this?

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It's either your cv boot that's torn or your joint has went bad.. You can ride on it for a while to raise money to fix, but don't risk driving like that too long. The cv boot may cost like 125min to 175tops..

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Yes, which ever side you turn too, that's the side with the bad joint.

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