I know that car sounds are nearly impossible to diagnose over the internet. I do plan on wasting a good chunk of my Saturday trying to figure out this noise, I am just looking for some insight before I start thinking it could be everything under the sun. The car is a manual 02 WRX with 80xxx miles. I just did an oil change and brakes on all four corners. Ever since I've had the car (32xxx), it has made the occasional clunk at slow speeds when the wheel is cranked all the way left. I always wrote that off as end links, which I figured I'd replace somewhere along the line when I put bigger bars on the car. Well, it still has the stock bars. Flash forward to a few days ago. I pulled in the garage, turned the car off, and then for whatever reason, decided to wiggle the wheel. There was a distinct, repeatable clunk when I turn the wheel each direction with the car off. I wasn't sure what it could be but I wasn't awfully worried as I don't hear the sound while driving. While driving the car home after work today, I started to hear a clunk under different circumstances. When starting from a complete stop, it's audible the instant that the clutch engages and transfers torque to the wheel (usually a single clunk). It is also audible just before the car comes to a complete stop. This certainly confuses me as it has nothing to do with steering (that comes to mind). I played around a little tonight without jacking the car up (need to get a new one before I get too serious) and wiggled on the end links and tie rod ends. I was able to get a little bit of a wiggle when grabbing the tie rod end on the driver's side, but I'm not sure if the tie rod is going or if the steering rack is somehow loose on the chassis. Lugs are tight. Wheel bearings don't make any noise. CV boots are all intact. Clunk does not occur due to bumps in the road. The plan is to jack up the car this weekend and make sure all of the bolts are tightened down from my brake job a few weeks ago. I plan to wiggle the wheels at 9/3 then 12/6. I plan to check the steering rack bolts to make sure it's tight on the car. I plan to look at engine/transmission mounts to make sure they're all serviceable. I have no experience with tie rod ends - will it still make noise when the car is jacked up if it's the problem? I'm assuming a bad end link will wiggle also? Anyhow, thanks for reading the book. If you have any ideas for other things I should check while I've got the car up, please post your thoughts. Thanks.