Hello, I have a 1998 Tacoma extended cab with the offroad package. Just recently I have noticed a popping sensation that seems to eminate from the left front tire. I can feel the popping up through the steering column. Also, when I go over a bump with that tire, there is an extra little rattle when the wheel reacts.
I recently put the car in park while running, rolled down my window, got out of the car and crouched down near the front tire. I reached in through the window to turn the steering wheel, and I could feel the tire shudder with the popping sensation when I turned the wheel from left to right and back again.
Obviously something is worn out. Is it the left front tie rod, steering linkage, or something else? it is getting progressively worse
any help is appreciated.