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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Loud Pop when Turning All the Way Left

Hey guys, I don't have a whole lot of knowledge about cars, and my cobalt is the first car I've owned/modified. I'm having an issue, hearing a popping noise, that seems to be coming from my left wheel well, when I turn completely to the left.

Now, I didn't hear the noise over the winter when I had steelies on, and now that I put my summer rims on, I hear it. (I think I heard the same noise last summer but I can't remember if it was the same noise or not). Anyway, I also just lowered my car on H&R Sport Springs, but I don't know how this could cause the issue.

Basically, just wondering if anybody has ever heard a similar noise and what the problem/solution was!?
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Check your clearance in the wheel well, make sure the tire is not rubbing anywhere against the plastic... also make sure that your not hitting your strut assembly..

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I will check to make sure I'm not hitting any plastic today... but if my rim was hitting the strut assembly, wouldn't i hear a constant scrape type of noise as i was turning?
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No, the contact comes into play when your turning your front tires. Best to get it on a lift in N with the steering column unlocked & see where its coming in contact........
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Hey guys, I don't have a whole lot of knowledge about cars, and my cobalt is the first car I've owned/modified. I'm having an issue, hearing a popping noise, that seems to be coming from my left wheel well, when I turn completely to the left.

Now, I didn't hear the noise over the winter when I had steelies on, and now that I put my summer rims on, I hear it. (I think I heard the same noise last summer but I can't remember if it was the same noise or not). Anyway, I also just lowered my car on H&R Sport Springs, but I don't know how this could cause the issue.

Basically, just wondering if anybody has ever heard a similar noise and what the problem/solution was!?
actually lowering this car causes the CV axles to be at bad angles. and that really loud clunk your hearing on sharp turns is more than likely your CV axle. when they start popping its only a matter of time before they snap at the Joint. go ahead and fix it now before its snaps while driving. i know all this because when i had my car on coilovers, i went thru 3 CV axles haha
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Good way to diagnose is to use a drive-on lift, then observe the suspension area while someone turns the wheel.
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