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Old 10-28-2008, 11:01 AM
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What would cause this noise?

My '98 has recently been making this strange sound when I accelerate from a stop. I hear a single pop/thud when I accelerate. It also feels like it makes the sound when shifting out of 1st sometimes. I had a sway bar link repaired about 2 months ago, but the sound that came from that was only when I made sharper turns, so that makes me believe this is something else.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

where is the sound coming from?
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Re: What would cause this noise?

I think you might wanna have your swap bar checked again, did you do it yourself? Or did you have a shop do it.

Those sway bars (stock or aftermarket for that matter) have been known to make that noise. How loud is it? Where is it coming from?

Drop a little more specific info and we'll probably be able to help you out a little more, but I have my money on a sway bar problem.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

From the front of the car, but possibly from under also.
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Hmm, and how loud is it?
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Hmm, and how loud is it?
I can hear it over the radio, so not very loud, but noticeable.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

so you get on the gas in 1st gear, and when you let go, and shift into 2nd there is a thud in between??
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Re: What would cause this noise?

can you feel it in the stick shift or the steering wheel or is it an all around thud?
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Re: What would cause this noise?

could be a cv joint
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could be a cv joint
I was thinking it could be the cv joint too.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

its gotta be something in the suspension. check all of your bushings and cv joints, then get back to us.
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so you get on the gas in 1st gear, and when you let go, and shift into 2nd there is a thud in between??
Since I have an auto, that really doesn't apply (sorry about not mentioning that). From looking/listening at it again, the sound is in front of me and coming from below the car. If the CV joints are shot, what would it look like? Would the fluid/gunk be apparent around the joint?
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Since I have an auto, that really doesn't apply (sorry about not mentioning that). From looking/listening at it again, the sound is in front of me and coming from below the car. If the CV joints are shot, what would it look like? Would the fluid/gunk be apparent around the joint?
usually the black boot is ripped and greyish grease sprays everywhere.
but when it is put into first??? maybe a motor mount??? i know my front motor mount went and it clunked each time a started or stopped.
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usually the black boot is ripped and greyish grease sprays everywhere.
but when it is put into first??? maybe a motor mount??? i know my front motor mount went and it clunked each time a started or stopped.
^^^^ Thats my guess. I was going to say that but you beat me to it.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

Well last year I wrote in alot of post asking the same exact thing, its not your cv joints, its not your sway bar it is a suspension part but I forget what they called it ( I think they called it the radius rods ). I've been told its the nature of the beast sort of thing, as it did go away but now its back as it is getting into the winter climate. (happens when it gets cold) Watch in the Spring when it warms up it will go away.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

i am gonna vote cv joints too. the good thing about suspension problems is that you can usually see the physical problem if you lift the car and simply inspect the underside. I dont know if someone mentioned this, but does it make the sound when turning or going straight or both? can you feel it in the the pedal?
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Re: What would cause this noise?

I was thinking a cv joint. Cheap fix.



***maybe, maybe a wheel bearing.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

Did it start once the temperature started getting colder.


I voting radius rods 100%, I am experiencing that same exact noise.

most of the time you hear it once you start to let out the clutch and it sort of pops, no you don't feel it so much in the pedal, or the steering that much. The noise is coming from the front end of the car. Sometimes even when you go to shift into 2 nd gear you'll hear the pop noise again.

I was told it is the radius rods in the suspension I guess you could find different bushings and it might fix the problem, but like the guys told me it would go away when it warms up and it did, so I left it alone but now that its cold outside once again the problem or pop noise is back.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

if i'm not mistaken, the radius rods can be tightened down on their front end. it may help seat the bushing better.
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Thats cool I'll have to try that. I was never told they can be tightened down. But that is what I was told that noise is coming from sounds like this guy is having the same problem.
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Re: What would cause this noise?

i just remember having to remove the passenger side radius rod when i did my clutch swap and it took forever to get that nut off b/c it the rod has so many threads. If that is indeed the problem, it may be from cold weather making the bushing contract, the nut may have been overtightened and damaged the bushing, or it may have just come loose. or not lol.
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Well last year I wrote in alot of post asking the same exact thing, its not your cv joints, its not your sway bar it is a suspension part but I forget what they called it ( I think they called it the radius rods ). I've been told its the nature of the beast sort of thing, as it did go away but now its back as it is getting into the winter climate. (happens when it gets cold) Watch in the Spring when it warms up it will go away.
I have noticed the sound more when it got cold again. It was in the 70s here last week, and I didn't hear it at all. Its now in the 30s and now I hear the clunking sound when I accelerate from a stop. From what I can tell also, I do not feel it in the steering wheel or the pedal.

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