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Occasional clanking sound under car upon turning steering wheel sharply or boinging sound like a metal spring letting go.

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Sounds like the strut spring may be turning within its mounting brackets when the wheel assembly is turning. If so it will make different kinds of noise when it turns. This usually occurs when the spring has weakened or the the rubber seats are worn out.

Posted on Oct 12, 2011

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    edward Clark Mar 27, 2014

    makes sense, but is this a common problem?

  • Richard Darley Mar 28, 2014

    This is not a real common problem but does happen. If it is rubber boot / seat deteriation it is usually caused by oil or petroleum products getting on the rubber as it will cause rubber to break down.



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