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Front End Noise, Chev Cavalier

I have a 2004 Chev Cavalier and have a popping noise coming from the front end when I turn the wheels. Recently the popping noise started getting louder and it also started making a loud rattling noise on the front driver's side only. Any ideas?

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  • John Ball May 11, 2010

    Check the cv joints in the front axles and if the rubber boot is ripped open.Usually when you have a bad axle it will make a clicking sound when you turn and the more gas you give while turning the louder it gets.Let me know if you see anything.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    REMOVE THE WHEEL AND LOOK FOR WORN RUBBER SUSPENSION BUSHINGS AND LOOSE BALL JOINTS

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    loud noise driver side

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Steering components popping

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It sounds like you have a bad c v or constant velocity joint. Look under the car next to the wheel look for a rubber accordian type unit, if the rubber is torn or lose the grease has escaped and damaged the joint. You can replace it yourself, but if your not mechanically inclined would say take it to a shop.

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