2002 Ford Taurus CV joint or warped rotor?

  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
Shakes or Wobbles problem
2002 Ford Taurus Front Wheel Drive Automatic 78500 miles

Hi! I have an appointment tomorrow at a local shop but I wanted to ask for advice here, too!

I have a 2002 Ford Taurus that over the past several months makes a thud-thud-thud noise from the front left tire area when applying the brakes and turning - ESPECIALLY when going down a hill and the steering wheel shakes. I had a friend who is a part-time mechanic tell me that he thinks it is a bad C/V joint.5 years ago I had the inner tie rods replaced. Could it be that again? I also hear the thud-thud-thud when going over 45mph.

I have read so much about what the problem MAY be that my head is spinning. If it is a C/V joint then why does the noise only occur when applying the brakes. Or does it sound like a warped rotor? Any thoughts are very much appreciated! I am going to a brand new mechanic tomorrow and I am so afraid (being a girl) that I am going to get ripped off! Thanks!
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 11:33 AM

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Sounds like it may be a bad wheel bearing to me, or a bad ball joint, have those checked out first then move to the rotor, but I dont think that would cause the thumping when driving, and a cv shoudl do it all the time not just when braking.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM

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