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Clicking / Popping sound when starting and stopping
2008 FEH; hearing a clicking or popping sound from the front drivetrain when starting from a stop (2 clicks, one from each side it seems), then again when stopping (just about stopped).
I suspect it is somewhere in the drive-train, and is something clicking one-way when starting, then clicking back again when stopping. My drive-train thought is because I verified that it does not do it if I come to a stop in neutral (no re-gen braking and therefore not using the transmission to slow the car).
Any thoughts or similar experiences? I have had it to the dealer once already, and they failed to fix it. I'll be taking it back, but would like to have some more insight first.
Re: Clicking / Popping sound when starting and stopping
What you are describing sounds a lot like a front ball joint problem. It's pretty common but since it doesn't affect drivability, it isn't likely to be fixed under warranty. Search around on the internet, it looks like replacing the ball joints with an aftermarket Moog part takes care of the problem.