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Old 31 Dec 2012, 06:15 pm
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Default Popping Noise when braking in rain


I have a 2004 PT cruiser turbo with 114K and it has for a few years always makes a loud pop, I think in the front part of the vehicle, when it's raining and I start to brake. Not so much accelerating, but if I hit the accelerator hard from a stop it will pop, but normal acceleration from a stop it won't.
It's a loud pop.

Also, when it's dry, it's a very squeaky/noisy car.
When I turn it squeaks and when I hit a bump it does the same.

I'm not really worried about the squeaking, but the popping concerns me.

Any guidance is appreciated.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 06:27 pm
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Default Re: Popping Noise when braking in rain

Several places to start. All the suspension parts, bushings, tie rods, ball joints, sway bar links and mounting bushings. Motor mounts and the upper mounting bracket on the strut tower. Those bolts can work loose and bracket shift under load.

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Old 02 Jan 2013, 09:45 pm
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Default Re: Popping Noise when braking in rain

Agreed. Other things that can cause this

lose engine or transaxle mounts
worn differential ininon shaft
Bad CV joints.

But those are much more serious

Check out what busted said before you dive into the greasy stuff :-p
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