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Old 10-25-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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Well last winter I started to get a clunk when I turned right or left, warm weather came and clunk went away .Now the weather is starting to get cold again and I witnessed my first clunk only while turning right though.Feels like the rack is popping or something or possibly the u joint on the steering wheel intermediate shaft.It is not the typical intermediate shaft clunk it is just a 1 clunk when turning and has to do with cold weather.Any other ideas.
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I've found that the intermediate shaft tends to act up more as the weather gets colder, so it could be the start of that. Other possibilities are: strut bearing, loose rack bolts, tie-rod ends or broken end links. I had that last situation on a friend'* 00 SSEi. You couldn't see it was broken if you jacked it up at the lower control arm...only if jacked at the cradle with the arm hanging.
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