Hate to threadjack, but this is what makes me think my tie rods are gone, or something else is wrong with the steering. I just got my car back on the road after 2 or so years of barely being driven, and just before I got it on the road, I got new tires in the fronts, new break pads in the fronts, and an alignment. When I checked my fluids, my power steering was bone dry. This could be just from having sat for 2 years, but I filled it again, and havent bothered to check to see if its dry again, but I will do that soon. When I started driving, I noticed that I have a lot of front end wobble when I press the brakes at higher speeds (55+) My front tires were completely bald on the outside, and I hadnt had an alignment, and desperately needed one, so after I got new front tires and an alignment, it stopped doin it so bad, but it still does it bad enough to cause concern. I thought it was just because my pads needed to be worn in, or I needed to have my rotors turned. Well, its been almost a month, and it still does it, and its not getting any better. Also, when I got new tires, I noticed I have a blackish grease all over the inside of my passenger side wheel, and all over my steering and suspension components. I thought it would have been PS fluid, since the resevoir was bone dry, and it looked like the bulk of it was comin from around the tie rods and power steering pump, etc, but some guys on here said that PS fluid isnt a blackish grease, and that my CV joints are probably bad, and thats where the grease came from. Also, I started noticing that when I turned left, I heard a single, loud pop every now and then, similar to the sound that our upper strut mounts in the front often make after lowering our cars. This sound has been getting worse. It hasnt starting doing the usual bad CV joint *Clackety-clack* noise, but it does appear more frequently, mainly on left hand turns, as one loud *POP*. I have no idea if its my tie rods, or something else with my steering, or my CV joints. What does this all sound like to you guys?
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