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I have a 1986 GMC 1/2 ton pickup truck. When I turn the steering wheel I hear a slight popping noise. Could it be either my ball joints or the tie rod ends?


8/19/2009

I have a 1986 GMC 1/2 ton pickup truck. When I turn the steering wheel I hear a slight popping noise. Could it be either my ball joints or the tie rod ends?
 

Chances are it is the upper ball joints. Try a dry park test and listen for the sound.

 

--Andrew Markel
Editor/ASE Certified Automotive Technician
Editor, Brake & Front End magazine













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