Originally Posted by jwfirebird
if you can feel it in the wheel when you turn it may be, or lower ball joints
If you didn't mean the steering wheel but the actual wheels
, back at Meineke when they showed me the broken link they also showed me how the right upper bearing plate was binding (mildly) on the lift when manually turning the right wheel. I like these guys, they actually take you into the garage and show
you what they found instead of just telling you. If you meant the steering wheel I don't really remember feeling anything in it when the soft pops/clicks occur
, old man memory, so I just went for a test run. No pops/clicks/sounds at all and of course nothing in the wheel.
So yesterday I called the only (still open for business) local indie garage I've ever actually used to see what they'd say. I only told them about the one broken sway bar link. They can "look at it" next week, then order parts(*), then have me return. So I made an appointment with them. Meanwhile, I just found out Meineke'* c$93 estimate for the link was actually installing a 2-pack, both sides makes sense, and they can do it tomorrow after the parts come in. So I made that appointment. I doubt there would be a lot of difference from 93 by going to the indie, meanwhile having several more days of nervous max 35mph driving. I may keep the indie appt but ask them instead to look at the struts.