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    Default Front end clunk

    Needed a little help with the issues. I noticed a rattle from the front end over rough terrain on the driver's side. I jacked the car up suspecting control arm or ball joint issues. Sure enough there is a little play in the wheel. However the movement I can see is on the steering rack shaft but the tie rod end is tight and doesn't move. I can see the shaft move back and forward causing the rattle. Has anyone had this issue with their Mazda? I am 100% sure this is the culprit. I checked all the usual suspects.

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    Default Re: Front end clunk

    Hmmm...clunking noise. Have you checked your strut mounts?

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    Default Re: Front end clunk

    Like I said the play in the wheel can be seen coming from the steering rack. Thanks for the input.

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    Default Re: Front end clunk

    Sounds like strut mounts. Have you checked those?

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    Default Re: Front end clunk

    Inner tie rods.

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    Default Re: Front end clunk

    Thanks to those who replied. I will check both. I am leaning towards inner tie rods (no pun intended) but will check strut mounts as I could see that being a problem.

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    Sounds good. Let us know how it goes. Good luck.


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