When I go over bumps/uneven road or into a driveway at an angle, I hear a slight popping noise from the front right or left side. I've had right/left control arms replaced as well as right/left strut

Asked by Mar 06, 2016 at 11:31 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

415

According to Jim Miller, This could mean that one or both of your CV joints needs to be replaced: http://www.auto-repair- help.com/auto_diagnostics/i_hear_a_popping_sound_during_tight _turns.php

Strange thing is, it isn't when I turn through. I hear the popping noise on the right or left side in the front. If I go over a bump with left tire, I hear noise on left side. If I go over a bump on right tire, I hear noise on right side. Turning seems to be fine and there's no noise when I turn. I'm thinking it might be the sway bar and the components that go along with it (like bushings) or the actual struts themselves. I might make an appointment at local dealer to have them check the struts themselves and the sway bar, just hoping I don't get a ridiculous estimate.

I managed to solve my problem. I took my car to the dealer and had them change the bushings and links on my suspension and there is no more noise when I go over bumps/uneven road. Car handles better too. The difference in driving is uncanny.

Your Answer

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,585 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

  • #1
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,170
  • #2
    munron
    Reputation
    1,060
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
766 Great Deals out of 69,787 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
983 Great Deals out of 65,992 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
811 Great Deals out of 55,435 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Impala
538 Great Deals out of 35,327 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
613 Great Deals out of 36,332 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Accord
1,038 Great Deals out of 58,765 listings starting at $1,099
Used Nissan Altima
1,002 Great Deals out of 78,291 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
796 Great Deals out of 54,506 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
938 Great Deals out of 81,452 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Fusion
964 Great Deals out of 67,990 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,266 Great Deals out of 169,087 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
430 Great Deals out of 28,428 listings starting at $2,490

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.