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Old 04-20-2011, 07:17 AM
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Default hear popping sound when turning left

I don't even know where to begin with this one. Im not even sure if I'm in the right thread but hear it goes...

I first noticed this yesterday and it kinda worried me. I don't feel anything abnormal in the steering wheel but when I turn it left at slow speeds i can hear a popping sound. Also I noticed that the idle would not move the truck when it was turned left and in fact i had to give it more gas than I would have thought would take to move it. It almost seemed like one of the brakes was stuck but after driving maybe 10 feet it freed itself up.

I googled around a little bit but everthing i found was on something that was front wheel drive or 4wheel drive and said it was the cv joint which i dont have.

the wheel bearings were replaced maybe 2ys ago and the ball joints maybe 4

sorry for the wall of text but i dont know how else to get this out there

thanks for any advice
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: hear popping sound when turning left

Seems like a stuck caliper or a broken bolt/pin that holds the caliper on. Maybe the tie rod is going bad and when you turn it is causing the pop. It could also be the ball joints, and when you turn the knuckle it might be sticky, probably not tho. I would look at the brakes since you said you had to give it gas to get it moving
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:55 AM
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Ill look at it as soon as possible unfortunately that isn't going to be until Thursday afternoon...
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Default Re: hear popping sound when turning left

i agree with pooleo, just jack up the front end and check for play in your tie rods and ball joints, im almost gonna say that you have ball joints gone though
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:00 PM
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i agree with pooleo, just jack up the front end and check for play in your tie rods and ball joints, im almost gonna say that you have ball joints gone though
I'm hoping that isn't it they were replaced not to long ago (and i don't go off roading at all) but ill definitely check it out
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:13 PM
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i'm going to hazard a guess at the tie rods. either the inner, or the outer.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:53 AM
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got it all squared away it was a tie rod
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