2006 Hyundai Elantra a knocking sound that seemed to be coming from the steering column

Tiny
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  • 2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
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  • 24,900 MILES
Various repairs were completed on an 06 Hyundai Elantra in November 07 due to an accident damaging the front passenger side/corner of the vehicle. Vehicle appeared to be running normally afterwards. February 08, a knocking sound that seemed to be coming from the steering column during turns was diagnosed as "loose strut bolts that hold the right knuckle". They were tightened and the sound has not returned. Could the loose bolts be a result of them not being tightened properly during the Nov 07 repair? This was the theory of the Feb 08 mechanic, but it seems like something like that would have shown up earlier. What other things might cause the bolts to be loose? I think it's great that a website like this exists, so I made a donation to show my appreciation.
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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 11:43 PM

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Tiny
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If the bolts weren't torqued correctly it could show them loosening at any point. I think that is the case. We appreciate your donation and will be glad to help you anytime you may need us.
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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 11:47 PM

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