No the main problem was the wear on the tires, they are "choppy". The popping noise didn't start untill after we replaced the strut. To justify the sounds, it almost sounds like when you take a tube and put a ball in it and shake it up and down a little. (sorry dont know a lot about cars, roommates work on them, just trying to figure out what I can suggest to try before taking it into a shop and paying tons). Its drive able, just not sure what the sound is.