I have a 2005 jetta GLI with the stock suspension on it and every time i turn or if i go over a bump i hear this popping sound coming from the right from tire. I tried to take it to 3 different shops and all three said there is nothing they can see that is wrong with it. The last shop that i recently took it to today said they had to replace a lower ball joint and that is what was causing the noise. The moment that i drove it out of the lot i heard the popping sound again. My front right tire which was new 8 months ago is totally bald and the left front tire is not in the best shape. They people at the shop told me that because the ball joint was out it caused the whole front suspension to be out of alignment and that's why the tire went bald. I just took it to the alignment/suspension shop this morning and i also had them try and look at the suspension to see what they could figure out. All they could tell me was that the suspension in the front was put of balance pretty badly but everything else was perfectly fine. They said that they couldn't find out why it was making those popping noises, and they everything under the car looks to be in good shape. Can someone please help me because this is driving me crazy. I've had this popping sound for a year now and not a shop can find out why its making this sound.
Thanks i really appreciate the help, im running out of money and patience for this problem.