1998 Ford Contour loud clunking when turning wheel

Pat Impagliazzo

Asked by Jan 05, 2015 at 04:54 PM about the 1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Contour makes loud clunking sounds, front right, when turning the wheel in either
direction.  It is worse when making tight turns in either direction.

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Your car has bad front axles. The rubber boot covering the outer CV joint breaks and dirt and water get in and ruin the joint. The repair is approximately $250 per side. May only need one.

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Pat Impagliazzo

Thanks so much..now to find $250.00!


Axle shafts (with CV joints) may be purchased for approx. $75-$85. The rest is labor.

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