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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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I have a 2009 Jeep commander and I have a weird clunking

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I have a 2009 Jeep commander and I have a weird clunking noise when I turn the wheel in the front and it is not constant what could it be and has a 4.7 L engine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Chad my name is***** seems like a does it more when I turn to the right and when the steering wheel is going back to straight it's like a loud clunk sounds like it's coming to the bottom of the floor where that gas and brake pedal are very strange
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

how many miles on it ?

have you tried turning to extreme left or right in parking lot and hold the steering in that position and make a circle and see if the noise gets louder ?

the pop back noise when you turn and the wheel is going back, i wonder if something hitting your steering linkage inside the engine bay

any work been done that could have contributed to this that you know off

does the steering feel smooth or heavy ?

please let me know

Thank You


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
128k yes I tried that but it doesn't get louder
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's almost like a pop back noise and steering feels good not heavy
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

suspension wize , you have upper & lower control arms, ball joint , sway bar bushing , sway bar links etc ... list goes on , if bushing is bad might make noise

we just have to determine is it a suspension noise or a steering situation , or physically there is part loose and hitting

have you raised on a service lift and check from under

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

if steering feels good , then i will concentrate on suspension issue , a bushing , ball joint , a frame bushing

raising on lift and physically look will be key here

any check eng light on

any abs / trac light on , or all good and car drives good

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

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