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2002 3.5SE weird front end popping
I just bought a one owner 2002 3.5SE 5Spd with 23K miles on it, garage kept, dealer serviced, etc. It's in great shape except for one thing. While taking the test drive, I could hear a pop in the front end, passenger side when taking off in first, sometimes when shifting to 2nd, sometimes when turning. Not really loud, but could be heard when air and radio are off. Former owner said he had never noticed, he is 65 or so, so maybe he just nver heard it.
We were able to reproduce the noise sitting still in the drive by turning the wheels back and forth. It would only pop once when turning the wheel, then I would have to back up or pull forward and it would (sometimes, not always)do it again. I found a couple of posts that seem to indicate strut or swaybar bolts being loose. Do those make sense given my description above?
If I could fix this would be a great car.....