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I had a remanuf cardone driveshaft installed on friday but I haerd a thud twice when making a left turn. I just bought this vehicle and maybe you can tell me what might be going on. I got rid of the vibration at high speeds and clicking when turning but the thud still there.
the vehicle does need alignment and balanced tires.
my question is what else needs repaired that is front undercarriage related to get rid of the thud?
 

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ok just want to rephrase the sound its more like a popping sound. checked autozone website and points to cv boot :( which is why i replaced the halfshaft in the first place.
it happens when i turn to the left. the halfshaft i replace was the right (passenger side) cuz thats where the torn boot was.
the left boot looked good when i replaced my brakes 2 weeks ago.
in need of some guidance right now from you guys.
thanks in advance
 

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It does sound like a CV issue. Did you have the work done by a mechanic? If so then what does he say about it?
 

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yeah it was done by a mechanic. he didnt say much I asked him to remove the old and install a new one and he did exactly that.
Now I just read on the instructions the halfshaft came with and it says to not install before checking and correcting 1. engine and transmission mounts 2. front end alignment 3. suspension and steering condition. now I know for sure it needs alignment. I was holding up on it until i get a set of new tires. Man If only i knew that before hand i would of done tires and alignment first. I guess I'm out of luck and $110 (axle $60 n $50 labor).
 

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It can't hurt to do the alignment afterwards. And if you had a torn boot then the cv axle needed to be replaced anyways.
 

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Thing is I think due to the badly needed alignment i might have damaged this new remanuf halfshaft (driveshaft)
 

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likesodys said:
Thing is I think due to the badly needed alignment i might have damaged this new remanuf halfshaft (driveshaft)
I can't see that happening. Even so, the half shaft has a warranty so don't be afraid to use it. But I really can't imagine a bad alignment causing that at all.
 

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if the noies is only when u turn , look at your upper control arm bushings. rase the van and remove the wheel and use a pry bar to move the control arm right behind the upper control A arm bushings ans see if they are ripped , just one bing bad will cause the thump sound when you turn ..... happen to me befor .. sorry this is the front im talking about
 

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if the noies is only when u turn , look at your upper control arm bushings. rase the van and remove the wheel and use a pry bar to move the control arm right behind the upper control A arm bushings ans see if they are ripped , just one bing bad will cause the thump sound when you turn ..... happen to me befor .. sorry this is the front im talking about
Yeah it only happens when I turn to the left and thats when all the weight is shifted to right/passenger side. it's a thump/popping sound. will look into the control arm bushing and take some pics. so what might i have to $pend?
 

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ok did a search looks like $35-$50 for the bushing. will tell the autoshop to check/replace that as well when gettting my alignment done all at once.
 

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I think it is the upper control arm ball joint.

Mine make a little noise when I am turning and hit a bump.

To check to see if the ball joint is bad, grab the wheel with both hands at the top and push and pull it. If it moves it is either the ball joint or control arm bushings.

Rock Auto sells the complete control arms with bushing and ball joint.
 

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Perhaps the mech did not get teh sway bar end links attached and tightened properly, or they are worn? ball joints? bushings? Something is amiss on suspension and putting car on a lift and inspecting it a good mech will spot something amiss.
 

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took it to the mechanic to mount new tires, balance and alignment...turned out to be a left-hand worn out bushing and bent lower control arm.
made sense cuz the steering wheel was to the side and the popping when turning to the left.
the popping happened when the left hand tire took sudden weight change after briefly "riding on air"
 
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