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Help needed 1995 993 Carrera 2

When turning to the right I hear a clunking noise and I feel it in the steering wheel.

All's quiet on left turns. What to look for, any ideas? Actually the sound seems to be coming from the left front (maybe) while turning right.

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Tie rod? Wheel bearing? Suspension bushing? Check the left front corner, first?
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Yeah, I'm going to get after it, hope I find something loose or worn that can be easily
fixed. Thanks for your input.

The reason I asked here is because it's not something I know much about, and I know lots of pelicans have some great skills, and are generously helpful.
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I realize you're feeling it in the steering wheel but look under the whole car.

Years ago on my '80 911SC I was getting a "clunk" going round left hand turns. I could swear it was coming up from the front of the car somewhere. Turns out one of the rear sway bar drop links was loose.
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I realize you're feeling it in the steering wheel but look under the whole car.

Years ago on my '80 911SC I was getting a "clunk" going round left hand turns. I could swear it was coming up from the front of the car somewhere. Turns out one of the rear sway bar drop links was loose.
Thanks for that, good to know.
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I realize you're feeling it in the steering wheel but look under the whole car.

Years ago on my '80 911SC I was getting a "clunk" going round left hand turns. I could swear it was coming up from the front of the car somewhere. Turns out one of the rear sway bar drop links was loose.
Have had that experience, too. But I didn't feel it through the steering wheel. Rather it was a clunk when I would cross over a driveway cutout (as the chassis twisted?) at an angle, or I felt it as a subtle swaying feeling if I was doing a quick lane change.

Let us know what you find, OP.
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Haven't found anything yet about noise, but I thought I might check my power steering reservoir. Well, they didn't make that easy to find or easy to check fluid. Looks like it might require the "body off frame" in order to check the fluid. Mine is not a transparent
reservoir. Oh, and I can't get the cap off YET, might need a tap.

They don't make maintenance easy on these 993s. If there was no covid, I'd be letting the Porsche dealer do this stuff. Yikes!!
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The PS reservoir cap has a little dipstick built into it, you'll quickly see if the fluid is low. It may be time to replace the fluid if you have no record of it ever being changed.
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It's mostly going to be pure guesswork.
Check the suspension components that are getting loaded and unloaded when turning right. Do you have a lift you can use?
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It's mostly going to be pure guesswork.
Check the suspension components that are getting loaded and unloaded when turning right. Do you have a lift you can use?
I do have one I can use at a shop (not mine). I suspect it's in the struts, like maybe a bearing or even a broken coil. Just sort of waiting for a good stretch of weather.

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Did you try to compress and pull up the front fender and listen to the front struts and sway bar bushings and links?
Stock suspension? How many miles?
Hope you find it.
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77,000 miles and I'm still looking, hope to find something, perhaps will wait till warmer weather and better roads. Winter can be tough up here.

Tks for looking
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Strut mount

Question: Does the strut mount, where it comes into the trunk (front left and right)
move a little bit with the motion of turning the steering? Perhaps it's called strut flange and it looks like this. Mine does move a bit and I assume that's why the edges are curled.

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That's the strut mount and it shouldn't move the strut and top bolt should move in the bearing this has in it .
Try tightening the mount nuts all five and see if your knock disappears ..
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Check the front anti-sway bar drop-links (for free play)...

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