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2009 chevy Malibu, 50k well taken care of, has clunk in

steering, started when only 10k...
2009 chevy Malibu, 50k well taken care of, has clunk in steering, started when only 10k miles, had steering intermediate shaft replaced then, was better for awhile, but clunking again. Sway bar end links ok
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3/10/2018
Chris (aka-Moose)
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Do you get this more so when just turning left to right or when hitting bumps going straight or while in a turn?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
About the same either way, we have a short gravel driveway, a little bumpy, and notice it there. Its wife car so I don't even drive it, but ride in it once in awhile, so then I'm like wtf?

I recommend you get on concrete or pavement. Key on, engine off, turn the steering wheel back and forth till there is resistance while holding and watching all steering and suspension joints to check for excessive slop in any part. Jack up the vehicle and try to wobble the wheels in all directions to check the bearings, ball joints, and struts. Push, pull, tug, pry on the sway bar and links to see if there is any deflection above normal.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Not anything obvious, pretty sure still in steering shaft thanks

You are welcome

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