Hey anyone else notice when either they apply the brakes and turn or back up and turn they have a clunking sound? I know there was a service bulletin about it in May 2001. Anyone know what the problem exactly is?
I'll be able to tell you for sure in about a week 'cause that's when it's being fixed, but I think it's the sway bar bushings. My 'Corde does it, my dad's 'Trep did the same thing and that was the solution. Does yours go away if you hit the brakes hard? I found that mine will start clunking if I hit a bump, then it will keep doing it until I get the loose thing back into alignment, usually by hitting the brakes enough times or by stopping short.
That's EXACTLY what mine was doing. The inner tie rod bushings were shot. At first that was the only symptom and when they got real bad, I even had vibration in the steering wheel. Cost me about $10 and took me about an hour to replace.
Real obvious to tell if you have someone wiggle the steering wheel while you watch where the tie rods bolt to the steering rack...or better yet, stick your hand down there and see if it feels tight when the steering wheel is moved.
[ December 12, 2001: Message edited by: 79lilred ]