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The front of my car goes "klunk klunk klunk"

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by pyro_maniac69, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. pyro_maniac69

    pyro_maniac69 Guest

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    93 LX 5 speed 140K miles

    The passenger side front of my car has decided to start klunking, I can feel it in the steering wheel, and it feels like I'm losing control of the car somewhat when its doing it. I turn the wheel to the left it gets worse, turn it to the right, goes away. I've also noticed that it is only doing it when it is raining out. One person said to check my brake pads, another said my CV joint is prolly going bad


    I have new inner tie-rods, outer tie rods, and passenger side balljoint


    Suggestions?
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    err.. unbolted wheel?
  3. pyro_maniac69

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    checked em, they are good
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    The C.V. joints are GONE if it's got a snapping sound like breaking a pencil over and over.
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    no, doesn't quite sound like that

    weird thing is, seems to of started happening right after I replaced my balljoint
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    Get the front end up off the ground and push and pull with your hands on the wheels in different directions untill you feel the slop.
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    and that will tell me?


    is my wheel bearing another possibility?
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    check the bearing, check the bal joint if its defect, check the tierods
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    My guess is the strut mount. Mine went bad and would clunk when I turned the wheel. On my car the strut mount bearing had a lot of drag, and would cause the strut shart to rotate, (it shouldn't) when the wheels are turned.

    Look at the strut shaft where it pokes throught the strut tower. I'll bet the side that is clunking rotates, while the side that does not stays centered.
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    would my tire be a possibility? especially since there is a belt broken on it?
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    Um. Yeah. If your tire has a big bubble in it, it's going to yank the wheel around. Get it replaced before you have a complete blowout & hurt someone.
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    well it isn't a real bad break, but I got about a 2"x2" bald spot on one spot on my tire, and everyone has said that its a broken belt
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    u have belted tires?! i would think that everybody uses radials now...
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    Yah, they are called steel belted radial tires
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    another update, when there is snow, it doesn't do it either, only with rain......I"m confused

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