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2006 escape clanks when backing up

When I back out of my parking spot I have to turn the wheel rather sharply. when I get about all the way out, I hear a clank. I straighten the wheel and pull forward and it clanks again, like it's resetting back. Is this a CV boot/joint problem?

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    Amber Lee Jan 26, 2012

    I don't think it is the motor mount. I'm no mechanic lol, but it only happens twice: backing up, going forward. AND only if I have to crank the wheel hard in either direction. If I can get out of my parking spot, or whever I'm moving from, without cranking it hard, it doesn't clank. Does that change what you think?

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Cv axles normally click repetedly when moving ,doesn't sound like an axle,more like a motor mount or brake calpier .If you put your foot on the brake with the hood open ,put the truck in reverse and put a load on it and then in drive and load it you will be able to see the engine rock excessivly if a mount is bad.

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