I've got a 2000 Ford Focus. Last summer I was told by the dealer that I would eventually need work done on the linkage because it was a little rusty. It was making a grumbly/creaky noise while backing up and turning the stearing wheel. (This is the same noise that it was making while under warranty and they said everything was fine.) I was told that it wasn't something that I needed to take care of right away and so I didn't. Tonight the car made a thud on the right side each time I make a turn. You can even feel it on the floor. Is this related to what the dealer said about the linkage? Do I need to be super concerned as in immediatly park it? I don't own any credit cards so immediate repair isn't an option. I'm probably looking at 2-3 weeks if the repair would be under $500. I drive approximately 7 miles a day if that matters.