I have a 09 chevy impala. And I hear a click or like a pop noise when I turn the steering wheel left to right. It does this when I’m in park and turning wheel back and fourth or when turning out of a parking spot. Doesnt do it when accelerating and turning. Please help
Looseness in the steering shaft and steering shaft coupling U-joint can cause a knocking / popping noise from the steering column when turning. The steering shaft and coupling U-joint will need to be replaced.
What is this loud popping noise when I turn my front wheels out of a parking spot? Discussion in '2nd Gen ... Is it only when the steering wheel is at full lock? Pap pAP, Mar 22, 2011 #6. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM ... I have some sort of clunk when I turn the wheel and I know my upper ball joints are out its just a matter of getting time to fix ...
Sometimes a popping noise during a turn is related to the steering linkage, which can wear out with age or suffer slow leaks. This issue may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as difficulty turning the wheel or a vibration in the steering wheel.
Just to be clear, the steering wheel is not exactly the one making a clicking noise when we talk about car problems.However, some drivers manage to hear clicks while turning the steering wheel, leading to a common assumption that the sound directly comes from it.
If your steering wheel is making a loud rubbing noise when turning, the culprit could be the upper bearing on the steering column itself. This can cause the the plastic on the back of some steering wheels to rub against the cowling on the steering column.
If the car makes noise when turning at low speeds, look into the power steering system or the suspension. If you hear creaking, popping, or clunking sounds, the possible culprits are broken or worn out suspension joints.
Accelerate with the wheels turned, as if performing a u-turn. Listen for the popping sound and determine from which side of the vehicle the noise is emanating from. Perform the test a second time with the wheels in the opposite direction. Usually, the noise will only be present while turning in one direction only.
Damaged CV joint: The most common cause of a clicking or popping sound from the wheels is a broken CV joint. The CV joints, which stand for Constant Velocity, are essentially the wrists of your vehicle’s steering system.
Steering wheel noise could be coming from a lot of different places. Whether your car has clunks, creeks, crunching, clicking or whining, we'll walk you through each one of these noises and tell you what they mean for your vehicle and what you need to do to take care of the problem.