Mechanics

WHY IS MY CAR MAKING THUMPING NOISES AND JERKING AROUND SUDDENLY?

2002 Mercury Cougar • 102,000 miles

My car is making popping/thumping noises when I turn and sudden jerking when I turn. And sometimes when shifting, it makes similar popping/thumping noises. The trans has been replaced about 6 months ago and so we the motor mounts because of something that started similarly. I can fix it if I know what it is, but I dont know what it is, and I dont have the money to take it to the shop.
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Codyhyre
August 11, 2012.



Check the drive axles and boots and also the transmission -start here

Rasmataz
Aug 11, 2012.
Thank you, I checked my drive shafts and on the driver side, there is a grey goo that looks as if its sprayed and splattered out of the cv boot. Could that be a busted cv joint? And if so would this explain the hard knocks and sudden slight jerks?

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Codyhyre
Aug 12, 2012.
Inspect CV joint for excessive play if so replace the drive axle and inspect other suspension components

Rasmataz
Aug 12, 2012.