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My car makes a clanking sound when I to to make a sharp turn; like into a parking spot. Wide, gradual turns are okay. What could be wrong with my steering to make this clanking sound? Almost like something is popping in/out of place? Thanks!

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Bogi Lateiner, Owner and Technician at 180 Degrees Automotive Hi Stacey! Great description - you are probably right that something is popping in and out of place. It sounds like you are describing either a worn ball joint (if the popping noise happens only once while turning) or a worn cv joint (if the noise sounds like a series of popping noises as you turn into the parking spot. In either case I would have it checked out. Both if left unattended can get worse an potentially (especially if its the cv joint) leave you stranded. Hope that helps! Bogi Lateiner http://www.180auto.com

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