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Steering Pop

Over the last year or so, my front suspension has been developing a popping sound. It only happens after I've been driving for about 10-15 minutes, and you can hear it sitting still turning the wheel (either direction), and driving over bumps / turning. I had my girlfriend turn the wheel while I was looking around and I didn't see what was popping but I could feel it the most when grabbing the inner tie rod.

The outer tie rods were replaced about a year ago, inner tie rods and struts a few months ago, and I don't have a front swaybar so endlinks are out of the question. I looked over the ball joints and the A-arm bushings; the hydraulic bushing has some cracking but there was no movement when hearing the popping. Also I don't know if it changes much, but the popping is way more obvious from inside than outside.

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grab the suspension components and shake them hard...I bet you will feel a tiny pop or clink......


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grab the suspension components and shake them hard...I bet you will feel a tiny pop or clink......
I'll give that a shot tomorrow

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Make sure top of struts are on tight.
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Make sure top of struts are on tight.
They are, I double and triple checked.

Small update, haven't had time to take anything apart because of the weather, but the last time I drove it I had my girlfriend turn the wheel again while I felt around; it definitely more obvious from the inner tie rods than anything else (control arm, strut, outer tie rod, ball joint). I did look them over the other week to make sure they were still tight, and they're brand new ford tie rods... It's predominantly coming from the passenger-side I guess i'll be pulling the dust boot back off and checking it out again.

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another update; I had the car apart for a good 2-3 hours today checking torque specs just to be safe but everything checked out. Even with the car on jack stands and the wheels off I could feel it in the tie rods when I was pulling it in and out.

It more obvious from the passenger side, so pulled the dust boot off the inner tie rod over there and was watching for any sort of play, but everything looked tight...

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