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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #21
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Apparently it is the strut that moves around, is the noise and problem. ugh
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How to test to see if it is the intermediate shaft:

1. Locate a large area (parking lot) where the vehicle can be turned in a tight circle.
2. Turn the steering wheel to the right and/or left all the way to the steering lock, then off the steering lock a 1/4 turn.
3. Drive the vehicle approximately 5 km/h (3 mph) in a circle, preferably over rough pavement or seams on the road surface.
4. If a clunk is felt in the steering wheel, the MOST likely cause is the I-shaft - not the steering gear.
I did this, there was a clunk, only one. Couldn't make it do it again. Took it into another mechanic, he states it is the front strut that is loose or broke, and jarring it around...
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you check your sway bar endlinks, they commonly wear out rust through then clunk on stuff
I will have to check that out, I replaced the front struts. The clunk went away for a few days, then came back just as bad as it was. I got a third opinion, this pro said it is possibly the cradle mounts...$980, but if it wasn't that he would look into it being something else. UGH! I'm looking for an alternative, and I will take good advice. I will also post a thread in the appropriate section of this web site. Thanks!
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