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08-29-03, 07:31 AM   #1  
Noise when turning

Last night, I had to back out of a tight parking space. I had to turn the wheel to the stops a couple of times to get out. While I was turning, I was hearing a clunky-grinding type noise from under the front of the car. I didn't hear it this morning while driving, and making normal turns, but the steering hasn't felt entirely stable in a while. What does anyone think is wrong? Tie rods going bad was my thought. Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

1998 Ford Mustang V6
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08-29-03, 08:22 AM   #2  
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I'd start by checking the tie rods, yes.

 
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08-29-03, 12:42 PM   #3  
How exactly does one "check" tie rods? What do I look for?

 
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08-29-03, 12:48 PM   #4  
I AM MORE INCLINED TO THINK THE STEERING STOPS ARE NEED OF SOME LUBRICANT. THIS WOULD BE WHERE THE SPINDLE MAKES CONTACT WITH THE LOWER CONTROL ARM. THIS WOULD ALSO BE IF IT IS ONLY MAKING THE NOISE ON A FULL LOCK TURN.

 
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08-29-03, 12:48 PM   #5  
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If you move them up and down do you feel them moving in their socket?

 
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