Originally Posted by Archon
Bad tie-rod ends will often clunk during those times also. Have you jacked up the car and shaken the tire, 12 & 6 o'clock, and then 3 & 9? Any looseness?
I just jacked up the car.
The end links on both sides are fine and were replaced with polyethylene or whatever those plastic looking ones are made out of. I did not make sure to see if they were tight. They did look tight however.
I tried to move the tire 3 and 9 and 12 and 6....no go. I tried wiggling it every which way...no go. its tight as it can be. the boot on the lower balljoint looks fine...
What in the strut system could make a popping noise? keep in mind the handling on this car is better than any other SSEi I've been in other than willwrens, but he had just replaced his struts. It still handles perfect and has no shakes at high speeds, the tires are wearing nearly perfectly, even though this problem has gotten progressively worse in the past 6 months.
On a different car when my lower balljoint when I thought I remember the wheel was loose too, or maybe I'm just trippin.