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POPPING WHILE TURNING

2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Suspension problem
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 181, 00 miles

I'm experiencing suspension thumping and popping sounds whenever I make sharp turns in my Mountaineer, as well as whenever the vehicle is parked on inclined terrain. This makes parallel parking virtually impossible and diminishes the car's ability to make u-turns. The front driver side tire is becoming worn due to this problem. I suspect the possibility of a ball joint or tie-joint failure. I contacted the local dealership for help and they agreed but when I spoke with another mechanic, they suggested cv joint. Help
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Willusmith
June 19, 2008.



Could be ball joint that of the things listed is only one that can cause tie wear.
Whhere is wear occuring?

Docfixit
Jun 19, 2008.

Tiny
Willusmith
Jun 19, 2008.