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Noises while turning and braking

While turning and braking at the same time there is a noise that comes from the front of the car, also the brakes become lose for a fraction of a second. Was wondering if anyone could help thanks.

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  • ras101389 Jan 13, 2009

    yeah its like a constant popping.

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If it is a popping sound when you turn and or apply the brakes then it is most likely the cv axles. can you elaborate more about the sound.

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