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Old 05-16-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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This is really starting to annoy me, but when I turn left and when I turn the wheel back into the straight position it will make a loud popping noise. Last summer the strut mounts were replaced, I checked both the inner and outer tie rod end. Im not sure what it could be, if anyone has any insight on what could cause this problem please inform me,


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Not a wheel bearing problem?
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My buddies 'bu used to do that, now it turns right whenever it wants... Ya might want to look into it soon....
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could be a wheel bearing, it howls when I drive.. but at $150 a hub I think Ill stand it for a little bit longer...

Although I dont think its the bearings...
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could be a wheel bearing, it howls when I drive.. but at $150 a hub I think Ill stand it for a little bit longer...

Although I dont think its the bearings...
Have you checked the CV joints?

I had an Audi once with a bad CV joint and it "Howled". I finally sold it becuase I couldn't turn the volumn on the radio high enough to drown out the sound!
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i had a bearing go bad on my passenger side and it made a loud humming sound to... it never made a pop sound thought so I think you need to look for a different problem.
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Also check your springs carefully.. you may have broken a coil or two.. so it'* not sittin on the strut mounts correctly and when you turn it stretch/bends it till so much stress and or when you you turn your wheel back it just snaps.. this has happened to Tamara'* car.. here'* a link to it.. I took the pic and didn't even notice it till we were trying to line up the new strut bearings
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...17183&start=20



P.*. Notice that hi-tech spring compressor?
AFter Tamara got the new spring Tamara'* dad rented a spring compressor and was done right
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Checked the anti-swaybar lately? My friend just bought a 1998 GP SE and it was doing that. Jacked the car up (didn't have to) and found the front anti-swaybar was broken right before it bolts onto the A-arm.
Also, how about ball-joints. My SLE was making a popping noise when switching gears from reverse to drive and vice-versa. Also on corners it would jerk the steering wheel. Got a new lower left ball joint and all is well again.
Let us know what you find. Good luck, and hopefully it'* not too expensive.
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