Mechanics

THUD/MILD CLUNK TURNING FROM LEFT OR RIGHT F

2005 Volvo V50

Steering problem
2005 Volvo V50 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 74,000 miles

first checked fluid, then test drove 35 mph and on highway at least 70. Can feel a thud going from striaght ahead to right to left positions. Can feel it as car is off and on ground. Put on lift, checked tie rods good, ball jionts good, holding tie rod as it goes int rack can feel same as if in rack, can here what sounds as if air is in system but car was not running, any helped thanked ahead of time. Told to try thes site. With any help would like to donate funds. Agian thanks
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Autowork1975
February 10, 2010.



I am not sure if I understood the question? You feel a thumping sound while turning at low and at high speeds? Check both front axles and also check your front wheel bearings. Make sure the dust shields are not too close to the rotors as well. And also inspect the control arm bushings to see if the are cracked or broken. If they are damaged replace control arm. This is what a damage bushing looks like on a control arm.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/337695_148355930_1.jpg



Hope this helps.

JIS001
Feb 14, 2010.