The ticking could be a cracked spring. Check it where it mounts on the bottom. Also, I'm not sure that the strut would cause a turning problem unless it's really bad. Are you sure the rack and pinion is good. The 80's was a bad time for GM Racks. They would stick / grab due to a bushing problem.
Let me know what you think or if you have any other questions.
Thursday, November 20th, 2008 AT 11:59 AM