i got my front end aligned after having it lowered quite a few months back (I know I shouldnt have waited so long to get it aligned, but I did...oh well. The point is, when I did my lowering at first, I didnt put the top "spring cushions" on, or whatever theyre called...its the rubber piece that goes between the spring and the top and bottom of the strut. While driving around on my springs being like this for a couple months, my springs slipped and made a popping or a clicking noise everytime I turned the wheel. I figured this could be corrected by simply buying new rubber pieces and putting them on the springs so it wont rub when turning. I did so about a month ago, and it still made this noise, as if the rubber piece isnt holding the spring in place this. After going through two sets of tires due to having not gotten an alignment, I deciding its time I do so, and I bought a camber kit and took my car to Pep Boys. My alignment is good now (everything is between the min and max factory specs) but now my car makes this popping noise even louder, and not only in turning, but when the wheel is perfectly straight, and the car is either slowing down from about 30 and sometimes even accelerating. It may even do it all the time, but I cant hear it past 30 MPH, because my car is too loud. The guy at Pep Boys told me that my "Bearing Plates" were bad, and thats why it makes that noise while turning. First off, what is a bearing plate, and is this noise im now hearing while stopping the same thing, or is it different? What do I do to fix this problem, because it doesnt sound good, and its starting to bother me.