1998 DODGE INTREPID NOISE WHEN I TURN MY WHEELS

  • Tiny
  • t3protac
  • 1998 Dodge Intrepid

Suspension problem
1998 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 183, 00 miles

When I turn me wheels, when moving or parked, there is a loud clunk/thunking sound coming from the drivers side wheel. From what I have read most people say this is a CV joint problem, but looking at my CV joint the boot is still in great condition. I am wondering if this could be the strut bearing gone bad. If so: Is there any down side to just replacing just the one bad side with a " quick strut" complete assembly? If I do put on a quick strut do I need to worry about alignment problems, since I wont be turning the tie rod at all?

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 3:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • BMRFIXIT
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You can replace just one strut
as for the alignment replacing the strut will change the alignment


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check inner tie rod end bushings

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 7:30 PM
  • Tiny
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Does this sound like the strut bearing or the CV joint?

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 10:41 PM
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  • BMRFIXIT
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CV axle makes clunking as you drive and turn not standing still
jack tire up and check side to side and up down

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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 6:31 AM

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