2009 Subaru Legacy popping

Tiny
LAIQUE
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  • 2009 SUBARU LEGACY
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,200 MILES
1) Whenever my car is driven, even for a short while, and then the engine is turned off, for the next 5 minutes you can hear snap, crackle and popping noises coming from the front engine under the hood. None of my other cars ever did this, and I bought the car brand new and it has done this since day one. Can you tell me if this is serious?

2) Also I drove over a big pothole today and now when I drive this car I hear a slight thumping sound coming from the front passinger side tire, where the pothole was driven over, is there something wrong with my tires now or suspension? Or is it that I need to do a realignment or tire rotation? I dont know much about cars, so I really need your honest help sir.

Thanks.
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 8:21 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

the noise you are hearing is all the heat shields around the exhaust cooling, they do make a scary noise, as for the front end, you will be best off just getting the suspension & steering checked over for any damage, best to be on the safe side with any suspension noise, this is best check first hand by a qualified mechanic.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 8:28 AM

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