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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Popping Sound

There is a popping sound when I turn my steering wheel left and right, sounds like it's coming from the steering collum....
Any suggestions?...
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A lot of popping actually comes from the endlinks. Have you messed with them lately?


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i also hear popping when i turn the steering wheel
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no i haven't messed with them lately.
I put the car on a lift and tired to shake the wheels to see if it was the tie rods, but it wasn't.

I don't know.


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Does it pop while driving, sitting still, or both?

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Sounds like intermediate steering shaft Ujoint.

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how do i tell if its the intermediate steering shaft Ujoint
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Have a friend turn the steering wheel side to side while the car is on the ground ( not on a hoist or jacks ). And visually inspect the Ujoint on the shaft under the hood or better still grab the shaft just above the Ujoint and feel if the popping sound occurs at the same time as a jerk in the shaft. That is a sure sign the joint is bad.

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I couldn't hear it from the outside while my wife turned the wheel, couldn't see anything either


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