It’s the '99 Escort again, about 80K miles, now with the son and his bride in Chicago. He reports a clanking noise, maybe from the “rear axle” (a misnomer, I believe), when cornering at the high end of normal cornering speed (15 mph??). No noise at low speed. No info on if the noise is periodic or if it varies with speed (except on/off). No info if braking changes the noise. Lug nuts are tight (my not hopeful wild guess of a cause). I told him it’s probably not DIY anyhow, and the car goes to a mechanic tomorrow.
Any ideas of what we should expect to find (just to gain confidence in the diagnosis)?