After being quiet for over a month, the random popping noise from my left front wheel has come back.
Here'* a video from the first time it happened. You can hear it popping twice as I accelerate.
When it pops, it feels almost like the car is slipping on ice. I don't think it'* slipping out of gear, because the tach doesn't bounce. (You see the RPM'* drop, but that'* because I immediately took my foot off the gas.)
I would think it'* a bad CV joint, but the boot isn't torn, there'* no grease anywhere, and this has happened when driving in a straight line.
No check engine codes, but later, I turned my key to run, and the gear indicator light on the (floor) shifter began blinking. I didn't catch the pattern and couldn't make it blink again.
My guess is on the axle itself.
Don't ask me to replicate this. It happens at random.