Popping noise in front end
I have a double lifted 03 ranger 4x4 with 71k miles. I was driving down the road and went to brake for my turn and had a loud popping noise coming from the front driver side. The brake petal would nearly go to the floor and feels like the ABS kicked in. After that just costing in the parking lot the popping was still there along with a metal grinding noise. It was loud enough to get everyone's attention.
I limped the truck back home and took the front wheel, brake caliper, and rotor off to investigate. I checked the CV shaft, hub, and everything else and found nothing wrong, no signs of grinding or anything.
I put everything back together and went for a test drive ready to get a video of the issue, of course its not doing it right now. I drove 5 miles and nothing happened.
Im certain is something in the front driver side brakes but when I looked I found nothing wrong. It started when I applied the brakes and continued on from there till I got halfway home.
Im taking my truck to an alignment/front end shop Monday cause my 1.2k set of tires are wearing heavy on the inside despite the tire shop I bought them saying my front end is within specs and aligned properly. I may have them look at it if my truck can make it across town.
Any and all subjection will be appreciated in helping me solve this issue.
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