Clunking noise when turning
Hi guys. I have 97 Transport van. About 3 months ago, I replaced both front wheel bearings. Immediately after that, I started hearing a clunk noise whenever the wheel is turned right or left. No problem driving straight or curving, but only when turning like 90 degrees. If I make a slower than normal turn, sometimes there is no noise.
My wife took the van to a mechanic and they said that 2 inner sockets are loose. What the heck are inner sockets? Can they be tightened, or something needs to be replaced?
BTW, I have sprayed lithium grease on the 3 upper strut mount bolts and made sure that they are tight. I also jacked the car up, and tried to move the wheel at 9-3 and 12-6 positions, and checked other components for play or visual problems. All look good to me.
Also, about 3 weeks after the wheel bearing change (not immediately), my ABS/TC light came on and now turns on instanteneously or almost immediately after starting the van. I know that needs to be scanned, but maybe it is something related? Already tried cleaning the WSS connectors.
I am hoping that the Bonneville gurus can help me troubleshoot another Pontiac problem!
1993 SSEi - SOLD
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