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Weird popping sound by Zoll
Started on: 07-01-2013 05:47 PM
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Report this Post07-01-2013 05:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZollClick Here to Email ZollSend a Private Message to ZollEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok so I've got this popping sound that seems to come from the right of center of the car. It occurs whenever I take a hard right turn and also occasionally when I'm backing out and turning from a parking spot. the latter only seems to happen if it's been sitting awhile. I can't seem to figure out the problem. I replaced most of the suspension including outer tie rod ends, ball joints, bushings, tie rod ends, and shocks a little over a year ago. I've jacked it up and nothing seems to be out of place or rubbing. I'm suspecting the rack, but I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated, thanks guys.

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Report this Post07-02-2013 08:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If your wheel is up against the stop when this happens it could be just a rough spot on the metal. A dry ball joint can do this too....

edit: you did not mention sway bar end links. If you jack up the car they will tighten up, so put the wheel on the ground and take a look.

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Report this Post07-02-2013 02:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZollClick Here to Email ZollSend a Private Message to ZollEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ball joints are full, and the end links are also new
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Report this Post07-02-2013 02:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZollClick Here to Email ZollSend a Private Message to ZollEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It also makes sort of a grinding sound while making slow right turns.
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Report this Post07-02-2013 02:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for goatvenomClick Here to Email goatvenomSend a Private Message to goatvenomEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
it may be a cv axle starting to dry out or going, unlikely but possible. if you have the time you could pull them out and re grease them and reboot them.

Ryan

Edit: how about your wheel bearings? have you serviced them in the last 20 years? they may be grinding or popping too.

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Report this Post07-03-2013 08:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
sounds like a wheel bearing.
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Report this Post07-03-2013 08:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ZollClick Here to Email ZollSend a Private Message to ZollEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Right side wheel bearing is a little newer than the suspension. And the left side doesn't seem to wiggle either.
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Report this Post07-03-2013 08:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did you check for sounds within the bearing, other than movement?
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Report this Post07-03-2013 09:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ZollClick Here to Email ZollSend a Private Message to ZollEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How would I go about that? it doesn't see to be coming from the bearing.
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Report this Post07-03-2013 01:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Steven SnyderClick Here to visit Steven Snyder's HomePageClick Here to Email Steven SnyderSend a Private Message to Steven SnyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Check your ball joint castle nuts to see if any worked loose.

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Report this Post07-04-2013 11:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Steven Snyder:

Check your ball joint castle nuts to see if any worked loose.



Second this.

You could be popping the threads off your castle nut... ask me how I know.

Luckily mine broke loose off the last thread in a driveway so there wasn't much damage when the wheel basically fell off.
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Report this Post07-22-2013 03:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZollClick Here to Email ZollSend a Private Message to ZollEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I'm pretty sure I figured it out if anyone is interested. I jacked it up again to check the ball joints as was mentioned, and decided to take off the steering stabilizer just to see what difference it made. And now my popping sound is gone Yay!
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