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Popping noise when i turn my pickup sharply to the right

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  • brotimbass Jan 13, 2009

    what is a cv joint

  • brotimbass Jan 13, 2009

    what is a cv joint

  • anhlyss Feb 26, 2009

    I don't have the popping sound, but I do have a loud sound (like driving on snow or gravel) when I am in reverse. The sound changes when I turn the wheel - not louder, but a change in pitch.


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From the title above, I can't determine what year/make/model of truck/car you're asking about. So, my answer is somewhat generic and may not be applicable.

A popping noises when turning almost always indicates a worn or damaged outer CV joint. To verify this condition, place the vehicle in reverse, crank the steering wheel to one side and drive the vehicle backwards in a circle. If the noise gets louder, it confirms the diagnosis and the need for a new CV joint or replacement shaft assembly.

Look at your steering linkage and check for noticeable damage (loose nuts/bolts or damaged boots). Also, check the bolts/rivet holding your crossmember in place (I've seen these work lose and under pressure from turning one way or another will shift and pop). If your vehicle is a 4X4, it could be inner tie-rod (drag link) or other associated linkage.

Feel free to post some additional info about your problem and vehicle and I'll try to narrow the field.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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    Constant velocity joints (CV joints). The outer CV joints are usually the ones that most often need to be replaced for two reasons. One is that the outer CV joints wear more than the inner CV joints because of the steering angles they experience. The other is that the boots on the outer joints are more apt to fail than the ones on the inner joints.


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Could Be Alot Of Things But Most Likely The Cv Joint Going Bad.

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It sounds like its the ball joint

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