Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Mercury Topaz, Snap Crackle Pop
My Mercury Topaz has developed a horrible grinding/clacking noise when
turning the steering wheel to the right. Any ideas on what could be causing
My first impression?
Your vehicle has a failing outer CV-joint. I would not recommend driving
the vehicle without having the problem inspected. Operating a vehicle
when there is such a pronounced noise is really asking for trouble. Youre
vehicle could leave you stranded on the side of the road or worse, result
in injury! Waiting to address the problem is only going to drive the cost
up! Get it checked out!