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GT3 Pop Noise from front suspension


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i have an 04 gt3 with 15k miles on it and everytime i back the car up it makes a pop noise from the front suspension. the coilover setup is still stock with no adjustments ever been made. it only does it from the driver side. its driving me crazy. has anyone else had this problem or know what the solution is to rectify it. i called the dealer but they said its out of warranty. any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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i have an 04 gt3 with 15k miles on it and everytime i back the car up it makes a pop noise from the front suspension. the coilover setup is still stock with no adjustments ever been made. it only does it from the driver side. its driving me crazy. has anyone else had this problem or know what the solution is to rectify it. i called the dealer but they said its out of warranty. any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

I have a 99 C2 Cab with 33k miles that does the same thing. Every time I back it up with the wheels turned I get the pop - mine from the passenger front of the car. I have had the car up on stands and there is no obvious play in any of the components so would love to hear from anyone who knows what this is.

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Hi Guys..... Yup, that can happen. I had it on my '99 C4 with ROW M030 suspension.....and have had it happen a few times on my '04 GT3. On the '99, the tech diagnosed it as worn/binding front strut top bearings. The weight of the car sits on those bearings and, especially with lowered front ends, (M030, and GT3) they can bind and wear. It's not uncommon. It's not serious and usually only happens at some amount of steering lock (when the front geometry can 'pry' on the front struts). You can go to the trouble of having the struts R&R'd and replace the bearings and associated spacers and things.... or you can just drive it, enjoy it, and worry about it only if it really bugs you, and/or if it gets any worse.

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In reversing it out of the garage after it sits, mine sounds like gravel being picked up and thrown against the bottom of the car. Never had it looked at, but figured something like this since it's consistent.

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In reversing it out of the garage after it sits, mine sounds like gravel being picked up and thrown against the bottom of the car. Never had it looked at, but figured something like this since it's consistent.

thanks for the input guys. i was wondering about the strut top bearings and was considering pulling them out to inspect them and so forth, but didnt really want to mess with the alignment issues afterwards unless it would rectify the problem. i understand the car being 4 years old and not driven too often, so i may just go ahead and replace them. thanks again for the input.

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