Q: I have a 94 RAM b250 van,the driver side is making a loud clunking noise when turning or driving.upon inspection,the knuckle assem

asked by on

My van has a bad clunking noise on the driver side when turning the wheel or just driving.upon inspection,I noticed when turning the wheel to the left the whole wheel assembly pops up if you will and goes back down when the steering wheel goes the other way.i was told either lower ball joint or outer tie rod.also clunks when releasing the brakes

My car has 122000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Worn ball joints and tie rod ends could account for the noise. If you have CV axles in the front, failure of the outboard CV joint would cause similar noise. To have those suspension components inspected, and replaced as needed, the service to request is a front end inspection and diagnostic. If you request that service, the responding certified mechanic will carefully inspect the vehicle and let you know of the required repairs and cost. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I have a 94 RAM b250 van,the driver side is making a loud clunking noise when turning or driving.upon inspection,the knuckle assem

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Car vibrating when accelerating.

From my experience with your type of vehicle, it sounds like you may have some worn control arm bushings. These bushings are made of rubber and are meant to isolate the noise of your suspension from the body of your...

Q: Why is fuel pump running without a key in the ignition

Hello: In most cases, this problem is caused by a short in the ignition cylinder. It's possible that perhaps you have a grounding issue or that one of the multiple wires from the main relay are continuing to supply power...

Q: White plugs due to lean conditions in cumbustion chamber

You should have your fuel injectors and combustion chamber cleaned. The valves may have carbon built up on them and will cause lean conditions. Also dirty clogged injectors can cause lean conditions as well. Lastly, I recommend checking the fuel...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...