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Old 03-13-2004, 04:12 PM   #1
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I was having a little trouble getting air out of my power steering system, so I jacked up the front end and turned the wheels from stop to stop to bleed the system out some. While I was doing this, I noticed that there was a kind of dull popping sound coming from around the passenger side strut assembly. I suspect the upper strut bearing, but the other topics I've read said it'* more of a creaking sound when the bearings go, and I'm definitely getting pops rather than creaks. I know I need a suspension job anyway, but I don't have the cash at the moment, so if this strikes anyone as familiar and an easy fix, I'm all ears.

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On further examination and experimentation, the popping sound is caused by the torque prevailing nut catching and releasing on the rubber bushing in the strut mount -- nothing serious to be concerned about then, right?

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