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    Help with the Avalanche

    So my truck (2002 Chevy Avalanche 2wd) is giving me a slight popping noise when I turn either a full 90 degree turn left or right. It doesn't do it all the time but I've heard it a few times now. I don't feel it on the steering wheel or the floor board, any ideas what it could be? I was thinking tie rod ends or something similar but I took a look at them and while they do look beat, I don't think they are that bad to be doing a popping noise just yet. I know I should probably replace them but being our only vehicle right now and not having many tools at my hand right now I don't wanna try and do something that I can't handle in apartment parking lot with basic tools I can get pics later today of the underside if you guys want but suggestions on what to look at would help me, thanks fellas

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    CV joints.

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    Ahhh will take a look at those tomorrow, how bad are they to replace?

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    Its a 2wd with solid rear axle....where are these cv joints ? I have a 2003 4x4 Avalanche if you check a avalanche forum you will see there is a tsb or recall for body/frame mounts or something that needs welding. Ours does it too but all recalls have been done on it, i have to find time to look it back up in the forum and hunt problem down.

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    There are no constant velocity joints on a full size GM 2wd truck..

    Check out your ball joints too

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    Yeah, I reached that conclusion last night when I started doing some research... I was so excited to find something that I could replace and then I thought to myself "wait... wait... my truck shouldn't have those! Fuck me." I'll take a look at the balljoints too.

    Another detail, the truck does have 22 inch wheels so I know those take a toll on the suspension over time. If that brings up any other weak points.

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    That's what I get for a late night post after a long hot day. My apologies.

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    Strut mounts or what some people call, "pillow bushings"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    That's what I get for a late night post after a long hot day. My apologies.
    no sweat man..

    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Strut mounts or what some people call, "pillow bushings"

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Strut mounts or what some people call, "pillow bushings"
    Will replacing the strut itself fix it? Or is it a seperate deal? She needs new shocks anyways too

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