Q: I'm hearing popping noises and rattles when I drive or go over pot holes

asked by on

I've already replaced 4 tie rods and two lower control arms on one side, and upper control arm on the other side but I still hear popping sounds when I turn and rattle and popping sounds when I go over bumps potholes etc

Hello. Unfortunately it sounds like you may have replaced some parts that may not have been needed. The most common cause of this noise on your vehicle is the front struts and the front stabilizer link pins. I start by checking the pins as they can be visually inspected. If they are fine then I would replace the struts. The struts will lose pressure and cause this noise. If you are going to have this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose the noise and ensure that the correct repair is made

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I'm hearing popping noises and rattles when I drive or go over pot holes

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Brake Caliper

Surface coatings (paint, powder coatings, etc.) on brake calipers are not required or recommended. Such coatings have no effect on caliper service life and no effect, positive or negative, on any aspect of vehicle operation. The paint therefore services a...

Q: Q: Check engine light

The engine running lean could be due to using the wrong air filter and or the mass air sensor is defective. Check to see you are using the correct air filter and replace it if you are not using a...

Q: Gas cap notification and check engine light came on after getting gas. Car started to sputter and stall out.

Hi there. When the fuel cap is not securely fastened to the tank, it can create vacuum issues inside the tank; which triggers the error code to be stored in the ECU. The error will then trigger the check engine...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...