WHAT COULD BE MAKING A POPPING NOISE IN FRONT OF CAR

  • Tiny
  • angel_girl
  • 2003 Ford Focus
  • 83,000 miles

A couple of weeks ago I took my vehicle to a place to have new tires put on the back only. After that, when I drove the car it started making a popping noise. When I turn the wheels, while driving, or while I am sitting still it pops. It also pulls to the left or right side really bad while driving and then other times it drives straight. I have already replaced the bars coming from the shocks going to the sway bar. I am at my witts end please help! Thanks for all the help.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 1:45 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rivermikerat
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Check the steering rack for play. Make sure all of the bolts in the suspension are tight.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 3:42 AM
  • Tiny
  • angel_girl
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How would I check the steering rack for play?

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 12:42 AM
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  • mhpautos
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Rock the steering back and forth with the engine of, have someone watch all steering components for any signs of wear or loose fitting components, if in doubt get a mechanic to check this for you, it will just take a few minutes.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 6:28 AM

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