Need help, 98 tacoma popping noise while turning.

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    Default Need help, 98 tacoma popping noise while turning.

    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.

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    Default Re: Need help, 98 tacoma popping noise while turning.

    I forgot to mention that can also feel a slight thunk/pop when I accelerate from a stop.

    Should I also be checking the rack/pinion as well as the CV axle?

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    Default Re: Need help, 98 tacoma popping noise while turning.

    If your truck is a 4x4 it sounds like the constant velocity joint in one or both of your front half shafts has failed. So far my Tundra has been good but I had several Nissan Maxima's (front wheel drive) that sounded and felt like you described when a CV joint failed. If yours is two wheel drive I'd guess a wheel bearing failure or ball joint.

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    Default Re: Need help, 98 tacoma popping noise while turning.

    It is a 4wd with manual locking hubs.

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