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Occationally,... sounds like something in the front suspension.
Especially, when I make more sharp turn... says pull in a parking spot, it will have this sound. Once at a time.
What to look?
 

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How many miles on it?

Sounds like a bad ball joint or steering rod end going bad.
 

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75k....
How can I pinpoint it? What else should I look for the symntom? Starmark will be out on the Feb 26. Must be HURRY!
 

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Ball joint, jack up the front wheels off the ground.
Grab the tire at the top and bottom.
Push and pull it in and out, if it bonks or moves its the ball joint.
Rod ends, grab the tire by the sides and do the same if it moves loosely or bonks a rod end is bad. Rod ends can also be checked by grabbing it and moving it around to feel for excessive looseness or grinding feel.
75K, not likely a ball joint.

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If your starmark is up make a list of known items from this site and present it to them.
Get it all fixed now.
 

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Word of caution though starmark only covers certain things so when u bring in your list ask them what they will cover and wont.
 

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tempoct - 2/17/2005 4:31 PM

Occationally,... sounds like something in the front suspension.
Especially, when I make more sharp turn... says pull in a parking spot, it will have this sound. Once at a time.
What to look?
This happens to me, too. Not all the time, either, just once every couple of months, probably starting at about 35K miles. Very interested in these ideas about what it is (at least I'm still in warranty!)
 
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