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I hear a clicking when I turn my wheels to the right or left is it the cv joints and if so how expensive is it to change or fix.

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Just take it out and replace it its not expensive its under 200.00 dollars, you will need special tools so if you decide to do it tools will cost you more than having it done in a shop

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