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

2002 Mercury Cougar

Tiny

codyhyre

August, 11, 2012 AT 8:57 PM

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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rasmataz

August, 11, 2012 AT 9:21 PM

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

Tiny

codyhyre

August, 12, 2012 AT 1:22 AM

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?

Tiny

rasmataz

August, 12, 2012 AT 3:29 AM

Inspect CV joint for excessive play if so replace the drive axle and inspect other suspension components

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