Steering Clunk ?!?!

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  1. Jimzstang

    Jimzstang New Member

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    Hey everyone...

    Car off

    Slightly left-right, or right-left on the steering wheel there is an audible CLUNK left, CLUNK right, or visversa....
    Sounds like it's in the interior of the car, footwell area.

    I did replace the inner and outer tierods very recently, and the sound was there before and after. Steering shaft joints? Rack bushings?

    Any thoughts?
    Thank in advance :)
     
  2. CC'S95GT

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    your def on the right track.
    the rag joint is easy enough to see and replace too. and you can go with a u-joint upgrade.
    The rack bushings you'll need help because someone will need to turn the wheel back and forth while your under the car.
     
  3. Jimzstang

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    Thanks CC ... I'll check into what you advised, and find a helper for the steering rack!

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  4. Jimzstang

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    I think I may have found my clunk. Update to follow.
    The rag joint looks good... The whole shaft is loose coming through the firewall... Yikes!

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    Update

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    Is this a serviceable part?
    Does it have a name? Lol
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I've never heard or seen one of those go bad. Or what it's called. Steering shaft support bearing?
    I guess a trip to the salvage yard is in order. For research if nothing else.
     
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    Might as well upgrade to a solid steering shaft. Was one of the best purchases I've done to the car.
     
  9. Jimzstang

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    Well, I found out Ford calls it a steering shaft plate...
    And ya, I think there's a bearing in there ...
    Ford no longer offers this part :/
    So a trip to the salvage yard is in the future!

    That steering shaft sounds awesome... I wish I had the extra cash to throw at that part.
    Thanks again for taking a minute to check the thread.

    Sent from my misery ha
     
  10. Addermk2

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    That piece supports no weight. It isn't supposed to be rigid. The boot is just there as a seal, and any bearing or bushing you find in there, is just to keep the boot from snagging.

    You're about to waste a whole lot of time, and money... Replacing that for a steering clunk.

    Why not take the hour or so to remove your steering shaft, and check the u-joints in it.

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  11. Jimzstang

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    That's interesting Adderm ... I'll heed your advice.

    I just need some tine away from work to check it out further haha

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