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Old 12-18-2002, 10:44 PM
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well yesterday i ran my 72 camaro and out of the blues it starting making this noice from the left tire area .Everytime i was at a stop light , i have my foot on the break but as soon as i released it would make a popping sound ... I dont know what causes this , i am guessing its the breaks or bushings .. but i do feel the car slightly different on the breaks when i stop ..please help someone ...

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I know a guy and this happens to him... for him it is his ball joint... sounds weird that it happens like that but cars do weird things
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a popping noise could definantly be a ball joint. i would also check for a sticking caliper pin, and piston especially since the brakes feel different to you. it might help some more if you could explain how the brakes are feeling(soft, hard, vibrating, etc).
here are some things to check. jack the front end up. move the tire from left to right rapidly if there is excessive movement then you have a bad tie rod. next move tire up and down if you have excessive movement there it is probably a ball joint problem. make sure you check both tires. next you could find an empty parking lot and turn sharp cirlces putting a lot of pressure on the front tires. if you here a clicking, popping or thumping noise you now it is a suspension, steering problem. if you still have not found a problem then i would take the calipers off. check for excessive wear on one side(caliper pin), but since this is a new problem i would clean and grease the caliper pins. if still you haven't found anything then i would have a steering, suspension check and brake check. hope this helps and good luck.

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While you have it in the air checking it look at the upper and lower control arms.

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