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Old 12-04-2010, 02:34 PM
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clunking feeling on right turns

71 dodge dart
at 50mph and faster
when i turn right slightly at this speed
gets worse the more right i turn the wheels
i feel a clunking feeling at the drivers side floor board when this happens

doesnt happen when going straight
doesnt happen when turning left

looked under the front end and everything seems tight. everything is new and has maybe 800 miles on it

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The exhaust and the "K" member comes to mind.Check the K member bolts and look for a spot that the exhaust may be hitting the underbody. Maybe the upper control arm bushing is bad.
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What shape are the torque box's in ? You might want to check the torque box's also and the subframe bushings. JMO




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maybe a ball joint??? my bushings are all new and polyurethane. torque boxes are not rusted.
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Check for a broken engine or transmission mount. Fan hitting on shroud etc. Centrifugal force can to strange things to rotating parts when turning corners.
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maybe a ball joint??? my bushings are all new and polyurethane. torque boxes are not rusted.
Yes it could very well be a ball joint. i would check the ball joints and the mounts also like stated. Are all the bushings new in the front end ? Does it have a sway bar on it ? And i have seen a bad/broken shock do this also.
And is it just a sound or do you feel something giving /moving when it happens ?

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its not just a sound, i feel it in the floor board up on the firewall behind the brake pedal. my car has no carpet so i can really feel it. it has no sway bars.
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Maybe you could seek some advice from somewhere infested with people familiar with these cars?
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Hmmm... double post, sorry...
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