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Old 05-20-2008
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Need Help! Steering wheel noise!

Here's my problem. When I'm going slow (0.5-10 mph) and have the wheel turned even a little bit, I hear a clunking noise every couple of seconds that vibrates through the steering wheel. If I'm going much faster than that, there is no noise. It also makes noise when I'm just about to stop and just starting from a stop. I've done some searches but nothing seems to match up with this. Any ideas?

Truck has 72,000 miles. Could it be bad ball-joints?
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Sounds like something is binding/unbinding. Is it like a popping noise?
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i have probably the same thing, 3 of my 4 ball joints are new and i still have it

i could try and explain how to check the ball joints but im too tired right now lol. and you cant exactly go check em right now anyways

if someone doesnt reply by tomorrow i'll tell you how
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Sounds like something is binding/unbinding. Is it like a popping noise?
Yeah, sorta like a popping noise. I just don't want to bring it into someplace and have them look around and replace a bunch of junk that doesn't need to be replaced.
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