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I own a 2012 Kia Soul. I am getting a clunk sound sometimes

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I own a 2012 Kia Soul. I am getting a clunk sound sometimes when turning the steering wheel. You feel it rather than hear it. What do you think is wrong?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello I'd 1st suggest jacking the car up so the front wheels are both off the ground and move the road wheel from lock to lock by hand if you feel any slack of play when moving the wheel then check further alongcheck the condition of the track rod ends and the steering column joints for slack and shake the tyre from top to bottom and from side to side (with someone holding the steering wheel on the front) there should be no play in either direction. Any play in 1 direction will usually require a joint to be replaced, if there’s play in both directions then the wheel bearing may be at fault. If theres play only up and down its the strut top mount - to find this one you have to shake the suspension strut it self up and down with the wheel off the ground - so you may need to remove the wheel to check this one.Now with the car jacked up on that side with the wheel about 2 inches off the ground use a steel bar under the wheel and lever the wheel up and down slightly, you should be able to look at the end of the axle and see if the suspension arm is moving up and down separately to the axle.If so replace the bush
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