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97 chevy cav popping noise

My 1997 Chevy cavalier makes a popping noise, usually when I turn or are accelerating. I've heard that It might be the CV joints, but not sure. If it is, what's the approximate price?

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The pop sound is coming from the CV joint most likely,but if the splines of the drive hub or drive shaft are worn and slipping they will pop too.At a good shop you'll be looking at probably around $400-$500 it really depends on the shop,give or take with parts and labor,and they will inspect the drive hub also.Just because the joint is making a popping noise doesn't mean its going to fail anytime in the near future,the car will vibrate when the joint is going to fail,I'm telling you this so if your a bit short on funds and wondering if it needs to be done immeadiatley,this CV could last another 6 months or a year or even longer.If you do decide to replace it,get estimates from a few shops because the labor price can vary quite a bit,especially with the econmy the way it is,if you live in a metro area there are ussually shops that will specialize in driveshaft/CV replacement.I hop this helps

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