Loud clanking noise when turning at very slow speeds
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    Loud clanking noise when turning at very slow speeds

    Hi Guys,

    I've been getting a fairly loud clanking noise from underneath my car when I am turning at really slow speeds. The noise is becoming more apparent now and is generally the most noticeable when I pull in and out of parking spaces.

    Originally I thought it might have been my exhaust since I was using stock exhaust hangers after my aftermarket ones cracked over time. However, after installing the new exhaust hangers the problem didn't go away. Have you guys had similar experiences? My car has just over 90,000 miles.
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    You need some new genuine remanufactured axles. Weird that your tech didn't notice that when they did
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    Sounds like a CV joint to me. Check your axles, I'm willing to bet that you have a torn boot somewhere with grease flying every-which-way.
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    Thanks guys i'll have it checked out and I"ll report back to you guys.
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    One mechanic took a ride in my car today and said its not the cv joint but the strut mount. Can I get some feedback on this?

    If this is the case I might replace my struts and strut mount at the same time. I've been on my stock suspension for more than 80k miles. Perhaps the KYB GR-2 setup will + the KYB strut mounts will get rid of the problem.
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    I'll put my money on your end links being the true problem unless your struts are going too. I changed my struts as they were worn at 110K and then about 3K later my clunk started to come back the harder I pushed the car until the sound came all the way back and I found out my front end links were bad. Best of luck, let me know what you find out.
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    This happened with my STI and it was my strut mounts, happened again to the opposite side a few months later.
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    I hear this in my car sometimes. I don't hear it a lot, yet. It happens when i go right at slow speeds.

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