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#1 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 01:49 PM
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Popping noise from front wheels when making sharp turn

My truck has been doing this for quite a while but I have been ignoring it lol When I turn my wheels as far as they will go either direction(usually in a parking lot or making a U-turn) I get this loud popping sound from whichever wheel is on the outside of the turn once I start moving. It was just happening every now and then when I would make a sharp turn, usually when that wheel hit a bump or a dip, but now it is doing it more, even on flat pavement. I haven't noticed any other affects, just the noise. It's probably nothing bad, but I am just curious. Anyone know what this is?


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bad CVs maybe?
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I am pretty sure my CV's are fine. I have been looking around on here and clubx and I think it might be the steering stops rubbing which are making the noise, I know they are worn down pretty bad. I am going to go check out my CV's right now and make sure the boots aren't cracked and everything looks right, though.


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Check your boots, make sure they are still sealed.
It does not sound like rubbing, if its just a loud pop sound, rubbing would be more consistant. Could possibly be a mud flap or something that just get bound up for a rotation, then "pops" back into place.


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It seems to be a common problem over on clubx and they all say it is worn steering stops. The rubber cap on the steering stop bolt gets worn off over time and then the metal contacts metal at full lock, causing a popping or squeeking noise. This is what mine look like


When I get home Thursday night, I will rub some grease on there and see if the noise goes away. If it doesn't then the problem is somewhere else, hopefully not the CV's.


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My S10 did that and it was the ball Joints try that 2
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PeeWee...

Mine did something similar to that a while back

I cured it by sliding under the front end and checking the tightness of the cross member bolts, and other suspension parts.

Some were actually a little loose.

Tightened them up, no more pop

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sounds like the steering stops to me. nothing to worry about really

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Dob a little grease on the steering stops.

Run it 'till it breaks and fix it faster!
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any play in your tierods or CL?

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