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Steering wheel jumps along with clanking noise when wheel is turned hard.

Checked the power steering fluid, transmission fluid, etc. all are fine. Problem most prevelant when making sharp turn or hard right turn.

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Jack up the front wheels one at a time, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right or left and turn the wheel by hand. i think you have a bad u-joint behind the front wheel(s). if you have a bad u-joint then the wheels won't turn smoothly.

good luck

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