2002 Impala LS - front suspension noise
Here's a rundown. I have 91k miles on my Impala and I'm getting a creaking/popping noise from my front end at low speed. Starting from a dead stop is when it's most apparent, sounds like a heavy wooden door opening almost. Sometimes it will set off the ABS just as I'm about to stop. I do believe the ABS problem is related to the noise, like there's wheel movement somehow.I do not hear the noise when going over bumps so it doesn't seem like a strut issue. I already replaced the strut mounts last week and no improvement. I took it to a shop close to work and they can't seem to find the problem, but they aren't a GM dealer so they didn't dig too deep. The car drives fine at normal speeds and while turning sharp.
Has anyone run into this before? Would worn control arm bushings cause this or something else?
PS I know the W body style cars have issues with the Intermediate Steering Shaft but I'm pretty sure this isn't the problem due to where the noise is coming from (can feel the pop in my feet) and the ABS thing, BUTTTTTT the ISS could still be it and the ABS is a seperate issue like a sensor going bad. Oh, it also sets off the Traction Control every once in awhile like starting from a stop.
Any ideas are very appreciated!! Thankyou.