That’s what I hear when I turn my car’s steering wheel hard to the right or left. The shop says “We’ll put it on the lift and take a look. Might be control rods, might be suspension. Maybe it’s just a lubrication thing.”
At least the guy heard the same thing I did. That’s an improvement on the usual, when the customer hears a noise but it never recurs when you get to the mechanic.
Update: Expensive is the right word. Here’s the noise and its source: the front struts (click the right-hand radio button at the bottom for audio and video). Between that and three quickly-failing tires, we’re talking 1850 bucks.