What could be causing a loud popping noise when braking, accelerating, or turning?

statman
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Asked by statman Nov 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I hear a loud popping noise in the front end when I am stopping or accelerating and sometimes when turning.  It is just the one pop each time.  Any ideas as to what it is?

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John Saffrahn
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C.V. joint in the half shaft, ball joint, tie rod end. Whatever it is get it fixed before something falls apart and leaves you stranded or in an accident.

Tom Torres
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in addition to what john said check control arm bushings ive seen a few malibus with the problem you described caused by the bushings

John Saffrahn
20,865

Yep

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