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Popping front end by tntcary
Started on: 03-27-2015 11:21 AM
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Report this Post03-27-2015 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tntcaryClick Here to Email tntcarySend a Private Message to tntcaryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok yall. I have an 87GT. It has new sway bar end links, shocks, hubs/rotors, bearings and pads. There is a popping sound from the front end somewhere. All bolts are good everywhere all bushing good. Tie rods good and everything is loaded up with grease. I see nothing. Had it up on my lift so many times for this sound it should stay there.
Sway bar end links are poly bushings. Can those be the issue? BUT the noise was there before I replaced those BUT not as much.
At 1st it was popping on turns, now it pops all the time when weight is shifted.

Like when I stop at a light sometimes it pops. But almost always pops when I pull away from the light. It pops going over uneven areas of freeway moving straight. It pops when I turn onto an interstate change ramp. It pops parking.

WHY is it POPPING? None of my techs or myself can figure it out. I keep going back to sway bar bushings were bad before and that's why it popped. And now it's popping more because it's poly. Techs are like NAW , it's just popping more now because it's gotten worse.
I also don't have any wallered out bolt holes or bad bushings or loose bolts. I can feel the pop and not just hear it.

Help please yall.

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Report this Post03-27-2015 11:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have you looked at the steering rack bushing?

http://rodneydickman.com/ca....php?products_id=209

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Originally posted by Gall757:

Have you looked at the steering rack bushing?

http://rodneydickman.com/ca....php?products_id=209



No I have not. I will check it out. I almost gave up and just ordered an entire rack with tie rods. This bushing does sound very viable.

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Report this Post03-27-2015 12:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bomluukSend a Private Message to bomluukEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The rack bushing fixed it for me.
I had the exact same symptoms. I grabbed the passenger inner tie rod and it had a little bit of play in it. I had to shake it pretty good, but i could hear a weaker version of what I heard while driving.
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Originally posted by tntcary:

....At 1st it was popping on turns, now it pops all the time when weight is shifted.

Like when I stop at a light sometimes it pops. But almost always pops when I pull away from the light. It pops going over uneven areas of freeway moving straight. It pops when I turn onto an interstate change ramp. It pops parking.



Classic symptoms.
Check the ball joints also.


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Report this Post03-29-2015 09:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tntcaryClick Here to Email tntcarySend a Private Message to tntcaryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ball joints are good. It's the rack and Rodney's brass bushing is on the way. Thank Yall so much for the help.

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Originally posted by tntcary:

Ball joints are good. It's the rack and Rodney's brass bushing is on the way. Thank Yall so much for the help.



Just something else to check, check the lower control arm mounts, mine separated from the frame, and would pop. Before totally shearing and clunking :/
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