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Ok, so I have a 2005 hyundai tucson 2.7l- 2wd. When I am at

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Ok, so I have a 2005 hyundai tucson 2.7l- 2wd. When I am at a stop (especially when backing out) and turning sharply, there is a clunking noise when I get to the limit of the turn radius. Then another series of clunking sounds when the wheel returns to center. The clunking sound is almost like a binding spring or something. Really hard to discribe I suppose. It seems to happen more turning th wheel to the left then the right. Also it doesn't make any noises with slight steering movements.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome I'm Chris aka Moose

I believe you are going to find one of these things to blame:

Strut bearings

Lower ball joints

Inner and or outer tie rod ends

Steering rack bushings

Can you check those things to see if they are the source of the problem.

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The strut bearings I have replaced and then even replaced it a second time because I thought they were initially the cause of the porblem. I have also replaced both upper and lower ball joints, as well as the tie rod ends, which I then had the car aligned at the hyundai dealer where the drove the car for a short period and told me that it was probably the strut mount bearing so I took everything apart and took the bearings back on warranty and got replacements (hence the second time changing them) which did not solve the problem. But I have not checked the steering rack bushings. That is a really good idea and one I haven't visited. I'll be sure to try and look at it tomorrow or Monday if I get a chance and I will get back to you
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

I really hate that you came to Just Answer, paid to get an answer, but appears like you left not happy nor pleased with my help. I am still here available to help more. We can start over or just pick up where we left off. Let me know what I can do, so you will be pleased with my assistance.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well realistically, I can't leave an honest rating yet. I haven't had a chance to look at my car yet because I haven't had a day off. My weekend starts tomorrow as I work pm's at a hospital. My goal is to work on it tomorrow or Thursday weather depending. I have not forgotten.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the update. I just do not want the post to time out and me not able to see your response. We have to stay in constant contact or the post needs to be rated or the post times out.