Swapped stems, retightened the top cap's plug(the compression device located inside the steerer tube) because I noticed it had pulled out slightly, when all of a sudden, 'tink!'. Guessing a 'tink' noise translates into, 'that carbon fork's a goner!'
Assuming it is: What do you think about using epoxy to glue an aluminum sleeve inside the carbon steerer tube? Would that stabilize any issues?
Trim 20mm of steerer tube?
Already ordered a replacement fork, regardless. (LBS recommended)
LBS clearly informed that full-carbon forks are NOT repairable under any circumstance, even through trimming. Once the 'tink' noisr presents, the fork must be replaced.