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Toyota Highlander 2008 knock

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Toyota Highlander 2008 knock
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 11 months ago.
Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Please describe in better detail what your request is, and, could you please identify the year and current mileage? Thanks
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry, didn't see email response until now...
Vehicle is Toyota Highlander Sport
2008
74k milesIssue is a slight single knock coming from the front right side of the vehicle. Only does it when turning left. Does it once when turning, and once again when directing steering wheel back to straight. Knock can be heard and also felt on the cabin floor.
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 11 months ago.
Knocking on turns, and then returning to center is almost always internal wear inside the Constant velocity joint. This would be located at the end of the passenger side front drive axle where it meets the inside of the spindle. There should be a black neoprene flexible boot on the CV joint. If it is torn, the joint has lost all of its lubrication. If the boot is torn, the joint will need to be replaced.