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Old 11 Dec 2003, 01:22 am
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Default driveshaft problem??

I remember reading sometime back about a lower steering column problem but i don't think this is the same thing. If i turn my wheel all the way (or close to it), such as in a parking lot, and accelerate at any pace; i get a clunking sound. The sound stops once the wheels are straightened out again... I think it may be a driveshaft problem.
This is seen quite often on lowered cars, but mine is stock height. This probably wouldn't be a warrantee issue either, which really sucks... Any thoughts??
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 01:27 am
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Sounds like a cv joint going bad.
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 02:15 am
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Get your vehicle to a trusted service center right away, CV joint lockup can be dangerous. The replacement joint should not be expensive, check the rest while you're atit.
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 02:16 am
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I agree with IRPT. What's your mileage? Check CV boots for cracks or tears that would have let in dirt or moisture. It's drivetrain so it should be warranty
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 02:46 am
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Bad CV get it fixed as soon as you can.
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Old 11 Dec 2003, 04:14 am
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had my pass. side replaced. It was pretty bad
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Old 12 Dec 2003, 02:02 am
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well my GT has about 27xxxkm on it right now. I have a feeling the problem is on the passenger side...anyone else with this sort of milage have a similar problem??
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Old 12 Dec 2003, 11:00 am
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sorry to hear about your troubles, get it looked at a.s.a.p and let us know good luck!!
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Old 12 Dec 2003, 12:00 pm
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COP, my '03 GT has about the same KM's, I have not had that sound from the front end, but now you know I'll be listening for it.
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Old 12 Dec 2003, 05:41 pm
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COP TZER

I've had the same noise/feel in the same situation - but it has been intermitent and I haven't heard it recently. My car has less than 9K miles on it.

Based on the other's comments here, sounds like we should get it checked.

BTW - I drive my car pretty easy and it has no performance mods.

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