Sounds like it could be a problem with the strut mounts popping. Not nearly a $1000 fix.
OEM strut mounts are part #5R3Z18183A. You can find them at RockAuto Auto Partsthanks do you know any good website i could buy that off of?
It should take care of it. Service manual calls for 2 hours of labor, so figure about $200 plus parts.would the new mounts fix the clicking noise? and how much would that cost to replace?
I don't think that's related to the problem..also the mechanic found that my tierod end-outer boots are cracked any thoughts on those?