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"Click" when steering left & right...

When i am making a 2 or 3 point turn adn have to crank the wheels either all the way left or all the way right, I get a loud CLICK from what I can only assume is something in my steering. Anyone know what this is? I feel it in the steering wheel when it happens too.. Thinking maybe I need a steering brace and stabilizer cuz my tie-rods are in great shape..

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There was a loud click/clank noise caused by bad upper ball joints on my 03 2500 4wd.
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Yep but your noise could be u-joints tie rods ball joints, jack it up and try wiggling you should find it.
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Quite often it is your axle U-Joint. Jack up your wheel and rotate the tire back and forth and watch the U-Joint you can tell if it is lose

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or try greasing the steering shaft it self... sometimes that will get dry and make some noise... worth a try.

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hmmm... i will jack it up and see if i cant locate it, if not, guess ill have to take it to the shop
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Mine has been doing a similar thing for a while now. When I go from left to right and right from left I hear/feel a click/clunk.

I jacked the truck up to inspect everything and my passenger side upper ball joint has significant play, so I am assuming that is it.

I've just been waiting for Carli to come out with their new lower BJs so I can do all4 at once.

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well that would work because i work two blocks from CARLI in anaheim... ill give them a shout.
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Well after playing with it a bit more, it only does it when i go from right to left and the wheels are pointed to the left. there is a small thunk after they go past straight, then a large THUNK when i turn the wheel all the way. I think im going to take it in today.....
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took it to the shop and they aligned it and that seemed to fix it, temporarily. My tow was off by about an INCH!

I'm still at a loss, i have no idea what is causing this and it worries me. i is a large clanking sound/feel in my front end only when the wheels are cranked to the left, especially when turning all the way. Anyone else had experience with this??
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ball joints. jack it up and wiggle it.

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