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Old 09-08-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Squeaking and popping, suspension problem I think

The main problem I'm seeing (well, hearing) is a squeak and some occasional pops while driving. The squeaks are only when I'm cornering or i go over the right kind of bumps in the road. The pops are generally only when I brake or accelerate, and it definitely sounds when I mash the gas enough to really raise the nose up or hit the brakes enough to lower it down (not on purpose, just happens). Note that both awkward sounds are coming from the passenger side of the vehicle near the suspension system. This makes me think I've got a suspension problem.

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Can you specifically say where the squeak is coming from? By suspension system, do you mean the strut area, or something else? Squeaks may not always infer that there is a "problem". Not sure about the pops though.
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Sounds like the strut area, right around the wheel. If I had a jack that I could trust (not getting under the jack for tire changing) I would try to agitate the wheel and make it squeak or pop.
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Try turning the wheels to one side and inspecting the busings in your suspension. Not on my bonneville, but in my grand am I would experiance a popping noise. I had a busted sway bar bolt.
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My 96 SE had a bad rear lower ball joint that caused popping sounds. You may want to check the fronts & rears..look for a torn boot etc. See if you can pump any grease into them with a grease gun. The bad one wouldn't take any grease. So many newer cars don't have any grease fittings, I think it'* easy for them to get neglected.

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Default my security system flash'* all the time 1992 bonneville

I drove my car friday night and all was fine went to start it sat morn it wont start ,I jump the solinod and the car runs for a few seconds and dies I cant use the key I changed steering colm about two and half months ago everything was good till last weekend .
the security light is on all the time is this preventing the car from running. when I turn the key to start the guages bounce and nothing happens anyone have any idea'* please help.
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