"one pop" sound when turing left and turning right sitting still. - Nissan Forum
QR25 2.5L Engine Engine Discussion: 2002+ Sentra SE-R and SpecV

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old Aug 27th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Nissan Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: California
Posts: 46
"one pop" sound when turing left and turning right sitting still.

Hello all, I’ve been to these forums many times and have done some searching around with no answer. I’d like to get any ideas of what may be wrong before I take it to a shop, here goes.

I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra Spec V with about 66,000 miles on it.

When the car is sitting still and you turn the wheel hard left then hard right ( i.e. turn left then suddenly turn right) again and again – each time you change direction I hear a single “pop” (only one pop).

So, to diagnose the situation, I went to each wheel, both front and left and shook them back and forth, in and out, to see if there was any play to suggest a bearing was worn or some kind of joint problem. – No sound, no movement – good news

I then opened the hood and had my friend turn the wheels. ( i.e. turn left then suddenly turn right) again and again – each time you change direction I hear a single “pop” (only one pop).

As we did this little test, I noticed that.

1.) you can actually feel the pop at your feet on the drivers side near the steering column when doing the steering test.
2.) with your head under the hood and listening, you can hear as though it is coming from the steering column
3.) Driving along – no sound
4.) Driving and turning left or right – no sound
5.) Sudden turn left or right under load – meaning some g – “one pop’
6.) No play in either front wheels by moving back and forth or in and out – no play – no sound.

So – question to all experts. What could it possibly be?

2002 Nissan Sentra Spec V - AEM CAI, Enkei Rims, Debadged, Cloud White, Brembo Brakes
2005 Nissan Nismo Frontier - 4x4 Bed Extender, RockfordFosgate MP3 Stereo, Tranction & Power Package, Roof Rack, Rear Locker, Silver Ext Charcoal Int., Tow Package
My Opinion Website
_______________________________________
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old Sep 4th, 2007, 06:46 PM
NissanForums Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
well sounds to me that your steering knuckle in the steering column is binding up, or it could be a ball joint, but i doubt it, Bing you hear it in the column.
smoginspec-v is offline  
#3 Old Nov 25th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Nissan Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Deadmonton
Posts: 455
I had my steering rack re-torqued at the dealer which (almost) fixed this problem. The reason I say almost is that the pop showed up at rallycross 2 weeks ago (think extreme load) but has failed to appear since. I've tried to duplicate the noise on the road but no matter how hard I push the car (on the street), I get no pop. So it's kinda fixed I guess. I'm actually gonna have a mechanic do a ride-a-long next rallycross.

Reggae Hair Style Rock n' Roll
#4 Old Nov 26th, 2007, 12:13 PM
I Live Here
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: PHX AZ
Posts: 2,956
check your stabilizer end links, (they look like little tie rods) I've seen them make the popping noise in the older Altimas(same set up), might be your problem
Reply

  Nissan Forum > Sentra, Pulsar, NX, B14 200SX > QR25 2.5L Engine

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
roaring sound while turning the wheel d_0118 L31 2002 - 2006 2 Jul 27th, 2007 12:01 AM
When turning right thumping or rubbing sound searcherrr B14 95-99 chassis 1 Apr 6th, 2007 05:35 AM
Slight clanking when turning left.... chris98se Frontier 7 Feb 5th, 2007 09:42 AM
Squeaking sound while turning... clutch U13 1993-1997 Altima 2 Apr 15th, 2005 03:09 PM
"ticking" sound when turning left slowly mr_iceman General Discussion 5 Sep 6th, 2004 12:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On