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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Question: Popping noise when turning



kingskid, Longmont, CO, September 15, 2010, 13:00

I bought my Tahoe brand new and in the past 5 years approx. I have started to hear a popping noise when I turn or when I ride over uneven pavement. I have taken my truck to the dealer multiple times with no diagnosis. Then I took my truck to a Hibdon Tires and they replaced the driver's side ball/joint, but it still pops. And recently I took my truck to a Tires Plus and where they replaced my brakes, and since they had the wheels apart I asked them about the popping and they said they couldn't find it.
Any ideas?

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    Loveland Tire and Service (18 Answers) , Loveland, CO - (970) 737-4336
    LTS September 23, 2010, 12:53

    Is the noise possibly coming from the lower portion of the steering column? The steering column intermediate shaft is a common source of popping noise when turning and driving over rough road surfaces. The shaft usually has to be replaced with an "updated" part to correct the condition.

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