Front end POP

Tiny
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Hello I have a 1992 ford Taurus SHO with 127,000 miles on it with the 3.0 liter DOHC engine, when I turn at slow speeds my car makes a pop, and sometimes a creak, can you help me out?
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Monday, May 7th, 2007 AT 11:26 PM

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Tiny
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If you are not moving and turn the wheel, will it do it then?

May be the spring or strut bearing moving.

IF you open the hood and have someone outside of the car listening, they may be able to further narrow down the source.
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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 AT 5:00 AM
Tiny
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Yea if im not moving it makes the sounds too, someone told me it was the sway bar end caps but I have no clue with these front wheel drive cars.
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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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May be the spring or strut bearing moving. Broken spring perhaps.

IF you open the hood and have someone inside the carturning the wheel back and forth slowly, you may be able to further narrow down the source by listening and watching for noise as it happens.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_strut_1.jpg



In particular, place your hand on the strut tower in the engine compartment and feel if it is prominent at that point. There wa a TSB that reflected the Upper Spring seat assembly rubbing on the Sheet metal tower. Basically it called for a spacer being put in. IF it were me and I'm pulling it out , I would install new Monroe Quick-strut assys.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_qstrut_1.jpg



http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?MfrCode=MON&MfrPartNumber=171780&PartType=49&PTSet=A

sway bar end caps ? new one on me.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 AT 5:03 AM

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