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New steering rack, newer struts, balljoints, new tie rods, new wheel bearings. New sway bar, links and bushings. Noise seems to be coming from drivers side only.
I've just recently(last week) replaced the power steering rack and outer tie rods. I had an alignment done at the garage and now I'm getting a loud clunking noise when I go over a bump. I checked the ball joint, tie rod and strut, all seems ok. I also checked the control arm bushings and sway bar link. All seems fine. What else could it be? I feel like I'm missing something, I can feel it in the floor boards and hear it when I hit a bump, especially speed bumps.
I replaced the pump, had power steering, my son drove it for 4 hours at high speed not realizing he had no power steering. Then I found a leaking return line. Replaced the line, bled the system, still no good. Replaced the steering rack, bled the system, still nothing. Is it possible the pump was cooked from running it dry? The only thing left to replace is the pressure line, but I'm not losing fluid anymore which leads me to believe it's the pump.