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i was turning the steering wheel and i heard this popping noise. not smooth. like something was missing in the suspention or steering. thanks Ralph

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just when you turn the wheel while stopped? while moving?speeds? make noise over bumps or rough road? A little more info needed for any real id of the cause of the noise.
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only when stopped. thanks, that was good reading material

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I get a little sproing sound while I'm turning into my parking spot, so basically turning while almost stopped. It occurs at the very far end of the rotation to the right. It happened before I changed the spring, struts, bearings and it still happens. Not a horrible clunk or pop just a little pop/clunk. Im thinking it has to be something attached to steering.
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Thanks, Mike (DMS), for making the effort to supply the information. Very helpful.
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well, i was having my tranny replaced anyway so i told the mechanic to check the steering linkages and he went around tightening things. he didnt tell me if he found something, but its not making the noise anymore. go figure. thanks again guys.

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He may have tightened up on your Radius Rod Nuts. If you hear it any more or your front end feels mushy while negotiating turns,then you may want to replace them with urethane bushings.I had the same problem and I just changed mine.Now it handles like a vette, and of course no more noise.
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will keep a ear open. if so who's did you use? pedders

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