Suspension hitting frame on turns

Tiny
CYNTHIA QUEEN
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  • 2004 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 151,000 MILES
The wheels do not stop turning to the right or to the left and the parts are jamming into the frame. What is suppose to stop this from happening? I replaced the axles, struts, ball joints and tie rod ends before the problem became solved. The mechanic said most cars have "wheel stops" on the wheel itself to prevent the wheel from turning all the way over and overextending the axle. Is the the stops in the rack and pinion system? I am leery of driving the vehicle. I now have to avoid parking where I have to hard left or right out of a place; because there is a loud pop-crunch-grind-pop as the car parts grind into the frame.
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 AT 5:22 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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There are usually travel stops welded or bolted to the suspension that the steering knuckles hit to stop them from turning farther. Then there are stops inside the steering rack itself. If someone installed different wheels/tires on the car that have the wrong offset or size can prevent the stops from working because the wheel/tires are not in the correct location.
The only way to tell which is the problem would be to physically inspect the suspension and verify the tires and wheels are correct to the car.
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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The tires are 205/70 r-15 and brand new and the rims were not changed. This all seemed to start when the front end work was done. Both sides of the vehicle does this. Was there any "travel stops" that might have not been put back in place by the mechanic when changing the struts out? Where are the travel stops and what do they look like, please. A different mechanic in the same garage said usually there are "wheel stops" as you said on the knuckles. There is nothing there. He is also researching the issue. Does this model only have them in the steering rack perhaps and they are broken? Car is a Honda CRV 2004 with four wheel.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 5:58 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Looking at the book and a few other places it appears the CRV uses an internal stop. However if the control arm bushings are bad they may also cause this if they can move farther than they should.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 AT 7:18 AM

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