Sorry, don't have the prior post/thread on this computer.
Someone posted regarding a click that happened in a C5 or C6 during
turns. IIRC, post said that dealer diagnosed it as tie-rod ends and
replaced all of them.
My '02 was in for a routine tire check yesterday & they found a loose
right outer rod end. I estimated 30-40 '1000ths of slop. Inner right
and left side were OK. Nothing noticeable in active handling or any
unusual noises/feelings; however, driving home in city traffic the car
did feel a bit more agile. Odometer: 24,500 miles.
No great expense -- $167 including front alignment at an independent
Tire, Brake and Suspension shop. FWIW, car just went beyond its 5 year
extended warranty. Donno if a rod end is considered a 'wear item.'
However, if anyone is nearing the end of an extended warranty, this
might be a good time to check front suspension play.
Maybe these are wearing out a bit faster than they used to. (My C4 is
at 60K miles and hasn't needed any front end parts.)
History: Wheel balance wasn't great when I got the car at 18K (tread
wasn't deeply worn so it may have been on the second set of tires). I
changed from run flats to conventional tires well before 19K. I think
the first owner drove it as a weekend fun car, as do I.