I have an early-model (it has 2000 model brakes) 2001 Ford Explorer that demonstrates a noticeable (tactile and somewhat loud) clunk occasionally during turns.
- It seems to be much more likely when the turns involve bumps or inclines/declines.
- I can consistently reproduce the problem by pulling into my driveway at moderate speeds (a 90 degree left turn and a reasonable decline from street level)
- I can consistently prevent the sound by slowing down and taking the turn much more gently.
- I will have to check my records, but I believe I have had the U-joints replaced about six months ago, due to vibration at highway speeds which was fixed by the replacement.
What could be causing this clunk?