When I brake to take a turn (mostly sharp turns) there's a loud clunk and the car veers to the right or left (depending on which way I'm turning). I've replaced brakes and calipers but the problem continues. By the way, when I'm in a right turn the car veers to the left and vice versa. Thanks!
Clunk noise on 1993 Mercury Cougar
by rhbfh in Rio, WI on June 14, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by Visitor on July 15, 2010
Sounds like it could be the Strut Rod busshing. This Strut Rod connects from the lower A arm to the frame and could act as you described.
COMMENT by rhbfh on July 18, 2010
I just replaced the strut bar bushingsm spindles on both front spindles and it still does it. Could it be the gear box?
ANSWER by Visitor on July 21, 2010
check your ball joints, my lower ball joint just fell out on my 93 cougar, it was making a creaking noise and a banging noise when turning and then the day it fell out the steering kept almost locking as i was turning ( i thought the power steering was slipping ) check them both for play and check the rubber isnt perished, if theres no grease then they will fail and you could wreck your car
when I turn the wheel to the left to parallel park,I have a very loud clunck noise. Is this a ball joint problem or lower control arm problem? or possibly both.
While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.