Front end noise

i have a 1994 geo metro manual trans w/ 120k miles on it. i just replaced the steering rack and cv shafts. in order to get the cv shafts off i had to pull the steering knuckle and strut away from the car a little. i put everything back together and now when i turn the wheel there is a loud clicking noise coming from the strut. i installed new struts in the front few months ago and they were fine, until now. the top of the strut is not flat. it is angled and maybe i twisted the strut out of position? what is the clicking noise? can anyone help please?