If you have play in a tie-rod, it should be replaced.
On the other hand, if you are only hearing the noise when you go over bumps, it is more than likely suspension related.
I attached a pic below. Check the items highlighted for damage or excessive wear. The stabilizer link can fail or even break causing a clunk when hitting bumps. If everything is tight as far as the suspension, suspect the strut plate at the top of the assembly.
Let me know what you find.
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Monday, September 4th, 2023 AT 10:54 PM