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Front end BANG (Not a clunk)...

So something has gone craptastically wrong with my front end, and I'm not sure what it is. It's not the normal clunks from worn out bushings, this is a major BANG that happens whenever I am turning sharply. It doesn't really seem to come from one side or the other, though. If I am turning right into my driveway, up a 3 inch riser (rain water), then BANG. Then I straighten out my wheel, drive about 20 feet and BANG again. Feels like I am gonna puke Jeep guys all over the road at any moment. Another wierd sympton could be that if I am braking rather hard, and the front end is diving, then it will BANG again and my steering will shift a bit to the left. WEIRD. Anywho, it's off the road until I can figure it out, so I thought I'd start here.

Anyone else have this happen? I really want to avoid having to put cameras under my front end or risk being run over by my wife trying to look up underneath as she drives.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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...oh, and my first thought is maybe my rack & pinion might be going bad. Any other thoughts?
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Could be a combination of the front drive axles (if it's 4x4), or/as well, worn struts. Another thing to check are the control arm bushings as well.

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CV joint dieing/dead on one of the front shafts would cause problems like yours.

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