If you find that your steering causes popping when turning you might want to check the strut mounts to see if excessive play exist. Jack up the car and grab the strut with your hand. If you can move the top of the strut at all you likely have an issue with the strut bearings being worn out. If you decide to replace the strut bearings you might want to replace the struts as well.
Another tip: I experienced a very slight knock or pop in the steering when going forward and turning right after backing up. This went away when the worn right side engine mount was replaced.
Another customers symptoms and cure: Regarding popping from steering. My symptoms were VERY similar to yours: popping when turning the steering wheel while stopped or moving very
slowly, or when the wheels were in a turn and changing direction from fwd to reverse or reverse to fwd. Seemed like it was coming from the Left
side. Spring was broken at the bottom, replaced that but still popping. It ended up being a slightly loose shock retaining nut at the top of the
steering knuckle. And I mean very slightly loose. I chased this for over a year, ever since I bought the car. The nut was torque tight due to
corrosion so I had to remove the strut, loosen the nut, clean and lubricate the threads, then re-tighten it. Reinstalled the strut and no more
popping. Thanks for an awesome website with so much information so well organized and easy to find.
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