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    Popping noise coming from front of car

    I get this popping noise from the front of my car when going over bumps in the road and sometimes when turning. I think it might be suspension related but i'm not sure

    Any ideas on what it could be and around how much am I looking to spend if something has to be replaced?

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    probably shocks, control arm, try asking in suspension.

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    hmm alright, can a Mod move this to the suspension thread plz?

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    I also am getting this popping noise from the front wheel area especially when turning. Could this be a bad ball joint or perhaps tie rod?

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    Inspect the outer tie rod ends. I changed both of mine and i still have the pop. Ive heard it was a special bearing in the steering shaft.. thread by me somewhere. All 4 balljoints/bushings replaced soon.

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    I checked them and Im pretty sure theyre ok. But when it popped 2 days ago my steering wheel turned so its not centered any more. I did an alignment and made sure everythng was tight before that pop happened. IM hoping nothing is wrong with the rack itself. I have an idea that my problem could be the bolts on the bottom of the control arm could be messed up. Could that cause the steering wheel to shift?

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    if the adjustment bolts came loose, the lower control arm would move and cause the steering wheel to change position.

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    Ok i think thats what happened. Do u know what they should be torqued to? And if i needed new bolts how much those cost?

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    i just make them really tight. if they did move, you will need to have an alignment done anyway. you won't need new bolts.

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    Ok im doin my alignment tomorrow and once again ill make sure they are very tight. When i get home ill make sure it didnt move and ill tell ya if it was just the bolts

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    I recently I had an alignment done and I still had the popping noise afterwards...weird thing is though that when I was on my way home a few days ago I hit a bump in the road at a pretty good speed and haven't heard the popping since.

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    I had the bracket for the front sway bar break and it made a popping noise as well.

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    the driver's side sway bar bracket is prone to breaking as well. i've seen it.

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    ok got my alignment done and one of the bolts on my control arm has a pin to lock it and this pin was not in the hole so the bolt kept coming loose. So far no problems thanks for the help

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    Im checking out mine tomorrow.

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