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Hey guys i have a 2013 SHO pp that has had a popping noise going on when i turn semi sharply for a while. It almost sounds like if you were to stick something in a ceiling fan. So far i have had the cv joints and lower control arms replaced. But i am still experiancing this noise. Any ideas on what it could be? What else should i check?

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Strut mounts? Mine have made a popping noise since I installed H&R springs over 4 years ago and 50k miles...no issues just a noise. Replacing strut upper mounts would take it away but it doesn't bother me personally knowing it won't cause issues.

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Thank you! Ill check those out, as long as it wont cause issues or affect the tire wear in any way im cool with some noise.

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Definitely look into those. I've had the same tires on since than too, with no uneven wear on them. Best of luck!

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Have someone stand on the outside of the car and cut the wheels sharp both ways.
 

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Have you replaced the sway bar end links yet? That’s what my popping was. Cheap too. My popping was more over bumps though.


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definitely sounds like strut mounts. if you go to replace mounts, best to stick with motorcraft for longevity/performance. they will work well with whatever brand strut you are using.
 

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definitely sounds like strut mounts. if you go to replace mounts, best to stick with motorcraft for longevity/performance. they will work well with whatever brand strut you are using.
Glad I bought mine when replacing my struts, I just bought all nuts bolts boots covers that oem showed. My friend who helped me out said he would of just refused all the parts, I was like so I can complain in 40K miles that stuff is making sounds - I Believe in threads here I have seen that complaint before.
 

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Had a popping sound when turning sharp. Every time I would turn into my driveway I could hear a pop sound. Replaced inner and outer tie-rods and sound when away. Inner tie-rods were the culprit for me.
 

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Hey guys i have a 2013 SHO pp that has had a popping noise going on when i turn semi sharply for a while. It almost sounds like if you were to stick something in a ceiling fan. So far i have had the cv joints and lower control arms replaced. But i am still experiancing this noise. Any ideas on what it could be? What else should i check?
Does the popping noise happen only once or twice, or for the duration of the turn? Does it make the noise if you turn the steering wheel while stationary or only while moving? With the CV joints and control arms replaced, it's tough to guess since the CV joints would typically be when moving for the duration of the turn yet control arms would typically be a single pop and regardless of whether the car is moving or not.

If the noise happens repeatedly during a turn when moving, does the noise change or go away if you lightly apply the brakes?

-Rod
 

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I had popping noise when i replaced my front shocks. Was for a little bit and didnt hear it since. Just the springs seating working the binds out i guess. Also made sure the hats were torqued correctly still.
 

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Had a popping sound when turning sharp. Every time I would turn into my driveway I could hear a pop sound. Replaced inner and outer tie-rods and sound when away. Inner tie-rods were the culprit for me.

That was also a problem I had. Mine weren’t even that bad yet but making the pop when I would drive in grass but road noise covered it pretty good.


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Does the popping noise happen only once or twice, or for the duration of the turn? Does it make the noise if you turn the steering wheel while stationary or only while moving? With the CV joints and control arms replaced, it's tough to guess since the CV joints would typically be when moving for the duration of the turn yet control arms would typically be a single pop and regardless of whether the car is moving or not.

If the noise happens repeatedly during a turn when moving, does the noise change or go away if you lightly apply the brakes?

-Rod
Only when in motion. The popping happens for the duration that the wheels are cut. As soon as the wheels start to straighten up the sound stops. However its only noticeable at low speeds. During corners at backroads/highway speeds it cannot be heard.
 

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Only when in motion. The popping happens for the duration that the wheels are cut. As soon as the wheels start to straighten up the sound stops. However its only noticeable at low speeds. During corners at backroads/highway speeds it cannot be heard.
Are you sure they actually replaced your front axles? You are describing a classic failed CV joint.
 

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Only when in motion. The popping happens for the duration that the wheels are cut. As soon as the wheels start to straighten up the sound stops. However its only noticeable at low speeds. During corners at backroads/highway speeds it cannot be heard.
That sure sounds consistent with a faulty outer CV joint, or maybe one that is loose or not installed properly. I recall a TSB related to a thrust washer that goes between the wheel bearing and the CV joint to prevent a front end noise, although I don't recall specifically the description of the noise. You might try searching for such a Technical Service Bulletin. If you're unable to find it, post back. One of us probably has a link or copy of it saved off.

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Good info. I think it was this one, although the firewall at work won't allow me to open it and confirm.

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* AWD VEHICLES - SHUDDER/CHATTER/VIBRATION ON TURNS OR THUMP/CLUNK NOISE ON LIGHT ACCELERATION - BUILT 10/1/2009 TO 12/31/2009
 

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