There is a bearing in the top strut mount that lets the strut rotate as the car turns.dex8425 wrote:Hmm. Strut wouldn't really make sense, as it doesn't make noise when I go over a bump, only when turning the wheel. It's gotta be a bearing going bad though.
Occasionally a problem like this is cured or improved just by wear-in of the assembly involved.eatsleafsandshoots wrote:I had this exact problem (popping noise on full lock in reverse when cold), never got it fixed, and the sound hasn't happened this winter. Weird.