Let us know if you have any other questions! Maintaining your vehicle is a crucial process that needs to be done by every car owner and it prevents you from experiencing a lot of problems. -BlueDevil Pro. Thanks for your question! Go to the repair shop and solve the problem. different people have been telling me different things. When I hit a bump I hear a noise as well. You can test those by bouncing the front end of your car up and down and making sure it stops bouncing quickly after you stop pushing. I have a 2011 toyota camry sedan, there is no noise at all when moving forward with wheels all the way turned either left or right (like in a u-turn) but when backing up and turning the wheel all the way on either side it makes a low grinding like noise. I’m guessing my struts are going out? It also could be an indication that your front shocks need to be replaced. (which is expensive – so I’m told). I turned my wheel to the extreme left while parked and checked behind the wheel for broken boots etc and everything looked good. It should simply direct your car in the direction you want to go. If the screeching sound changes with engine speed then you most likely need to have your engine drive belts adjusted or replaced. I’m sorry it is making noises, but it sounds like you’re on the right track with fixing suspension components. It is possible that there is another suspension component making the noise, but since you described it only during turning, the tie rod is the most likely culprit. First, we would recommend you start by reading another one of our articles specifically about brake noise. they said it could be as simple as everything needing a little lube/grease but Nissan has made it humanly impossible for them to get in there to the parts to do so, so I’d have to take it to the dealer. There also will be a joint in your engine bay in between the firewall and the steering box which you can check. Some BMWs with the sports package have had problems with suspension collapsing which would cause a harsh ride and an abnormally low ride height. Check your owners manual for how often you should change your power steering fluid. ( I can only hear that if the window is down). Now, it is back, and I wasn’t told that they lubricated anything. Thanks for your question about your Malibu. When the water pump is failing, it will make the grinding noise when the engine is running. CV joints rarely fail catastrophically without a lot of warning. Thank you for your help! Check the fluid and it is full, and it only makes the noise when turning right. Since your Subaru has all-wheel drive it is possible that the sound is coming from the transmission. It sounds like the noise you are hearing is coming from your front suspension since it happens on bumps and when you turn your steering wheel. Yes, the “check engine” light is probably related to the noise. There is a clicking noise when I accelerate and turn left, It appears to be coming from the drivers side of the car. If you’re lucky, a warning light on the dash will activate to give you a clue of what is causing the grinding noise. It sounds like a great rig, and I’m sorry its giving you problems right now. Lift up the vehicle and put all the wheels off the ground and spin the front wheels. It doesn't get louder the more or less you turn. If you discover your power steering fluid is low, add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to your power steering fluid reservoir to seal your leak, then top off the system with the manufacture’s recommended type of fluid. Ryan, To help you figure out which suspension component is causing the noise, check out our article about noisy suspensions here: https://gobdp.com/blog/squeaky-suspension/. It doesn’t make any noise going in a straight line or turning to the left or going over bumps and dips. If that doesn’t fix it, then the clicking may be a few different things. To find out if that is the problem, read our article about noisy engine belts here: https://gobdp.com/blog/engine-belts-squeal/. -BlueDevil Pro. However when I turn the steering wheel there is a plasticky scratching sound, almost as if there is something caught in the steering wheel column. Or would anyone suspect the new fluid just needs time? Try slowing down quickly from highway speeds to use your brakes hard. The sway while you’re driving could be simply due to your tire pressure, so we’d recommend having that checked. Thank you for your question about your steering noise in your Camaro. what could this be? Any suggestions? It sounds like you probably need to replace or adjust your power steering belt. I have a 2010 chevy camaro and when im idling my car I move my stearing wheel to the left it makes a popping or clunking noise. Thanks for your question about your 2000 Mustang. The only components that really get warm after a long drive are your tires and your axles. The noise is easily heard at slow speeds (approximately 15mph) Sometimes I hear it while my steering wheel is straight while other times I hear it when I begin turning my steering wheel. If the noise is coming from inside the cabin it could be a problem with your steering wheel. My Ford Fiesta (Latin America version) Makes a grinding noise when cold. or should it be filled & then rechecked after X amount of days or weeks to see if the level of the fluids changed? Often times having your brake rotor resurfaced can solve this problem. I am now hearing clicking while turning either way, huming while driving, and a lot of sway while driving. If your tie rods weren’t replaced with the new rack and pinion, we would suggest starting there. You were right, it was the power steering but more specifically the pump needed to be replace. Thanks for your question about your 2009 Cadillac DTS. I’ve replaced the shocks but the noise is still there. A worn tie rod end or ball joint could cause the rubbing you are feeling especially if you feel it in your pedals as well. Does it sound like it could be something else other than pads or rotors? The most likely sources would be your strut or lower control arm bushings. Well, we've got the answers! Recently I have observed grind sound when I turn steering towards right, fortunately there is no noise when I turn towards left. Do you think the problem could be something else other than rotors or pads? As soon as they notice the most minor problem, they’ll ask you to fork out some money even though it’s a problem you can fix yourself in minutes – the manual will teach you how to maintain your vehicle every few thousand miles and it’ll teach you how to fix minor problems that mechanics will ask you to pay for; saving you money in the long run. (rear brakes). It sounds like you’ve done all the things we would suggest so far, the last possibility is that there is a clog somewhere in your system making your power steering pump work extremely hard. To check it, you can remove the belt on the pump by loosening the belt tensioner with a wrench and try spinning the pulley by hand. Ive crawled around under the car for hours making sure everything is tight and not rubbing, rattling, or making contact with anything it should not be. When the ac compressor is not working, the overload also causes engine overheat. Could it be the control arm bushings? As you can see I don’t know much about cars..!!! The steering wheel is a crucial component of a car. However, after a day, the noises came back but now noticed stains on the driveway. Please let us know if you have any more questions! I drive a 1999 Grandprx supercharger. Those are difficult problems to diagnose without removing the steering wheel so it may be worth having your car checked out by a mechanic. The other possibility is that the low power steering fluid caused a little bit of damage to your power steering pump and the whining is an indication of that. Thanks for your question about your Vauxhall Corsa. The noises you are describing do sound just like a broken CV joint especially considering the grease you are seeing. If you have any more questions please leave us a comment on the bottom of the article mentioned above. From your post it sounds like it could be a belt that’s slipping? When I turn my steering wheel, it makes a wining noise but not when I’m in reverse. We recommend bringing your vehicle to a certified ASE mechanic and having them inspect the front end. I have a 99 Taurus. BD Auto Pro, I read with interest your comments on noises when turning the steering wheel. I have a 2006 subaru impreza and I’m getting a squeel from the power steering pump only on cold starts. Then top off the reservoir with the manufacturer’s recommended power steering fluid. My first thought was strut but now I’m thinking lower ball joint? If you haven’t already, try reading our article about squealing belts here: https://gobdp.com/blog/engine-belts-squeal/. Thanks for your question about your Escort ZX2. after that also there was a small noise still there during extreme left and right street. Thanks for your question about your 08 Civic, and great description of the sound its making! Those noises are usually from suspension joints that are worn out or broken. Please see this article that we have previously posted: https://gobdp.com/blog/bad-wheel-bearing/. Thanks for your question about your Kia! Seems like something somewhere needs grease… any ideas? Thanks for your question about your Lancer. In extreme cases, they can cause your wheel to wobble or even fall off! Stopped by an oil change place and they found that my power steering port was missing the cap. The mechanic stated i had fluid in it but it continues to make this sound and i feel is getting louder. Any thoughts? Putting on new rotors with your pads may stop the grinding sound you are hearing. Humming sounds when turning at higher speeds usually indicate a wheel bearing is going bad and it hums during a turn because it is getting more or less load as the weight of your car shifts. . It does sound like the problem you are describing is a power steering problem. No noise when turning or when applying the brakes; nor in high/low speeds. Noise when turning steering wheel at slow speeds? The clock spring is an electrical connection that allows the steering wheel to turn while still making an electrical connection. Since it is happening only in reverse it may also have to do with your front wheel bearings. I think you are on the right track with solving your groaning noise. It will not start till somtime after started. Lukie, If any warning lights come on the dash board that could give you more of an indication as to what the vehicle thinks is wrong. the steering is fine and my car is driving well its just the creaking noise is getting worse. Since the sway bar is also ok, then the other component that could be the problem are the ball joints on your front lower control arms. If you still cannot identify the source of the noise, we would recommend getting a second opinion from another mechanic. -BlueDevil Pro, my step daughters Chevy PT cruiser has developed a front end squealing noise that only occurs in a straight line, it also appears to go away as the car warms up, sounds like a belt issue to me but I’m no expert. Hello – If your suspension has any adjustability you can keep it in “normal” or “soft” mode rather than “sport” or “touring”. As the power steering fluid leaks out, your power steering pump can start to whine when you turn the steering wheel letting you know it’s low on fluid. I hear a rubbing sound, when I turn left only. I pried off the splash plate and now all is well. Truck also hops or skips, don’t know really how to describe it. This is a difficult problem to diagnose without looking at your vehicle. CV joints usually click or hum when they are broken, but if its in very bad shape, it could make a grinding sound. Most car owners already know that any grinding noise coming from a vehicle is bad news. I don’t see the answer and I have the same problem. You can find out what type of power steering fluid to use in your owner’s manual and you can purchase BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak at your local auto parts stores or online here: http://bit.ly/13eKpuJ . Hi there. BlueDevil Pro, Hi I was wondering why I or how I can fix the winding noise on my pt cruiser every time I turn my wheel? The car doesn’t have to be in motion to hear the sound.. sometimes it goes away. It sounds like you’ve recently replaced most of the components that would normally make the kind of noises you’re describing. A bent axle will cause the grinding noise when you turn. It is possible that you got faulty rotors or pads, but usually those are pretty consistent parts and don’t come bad from the shop. It is clear so you should be able to see the fluid inside and make sure it is above the “full” line. I have recently had my engine serviced, and had an oil change and transmission fluids checked. Check your power steering fluid and if it looks low, we recommend having the power steering pump replaced. Also a noise like your driving over a rumble strip. If the noise does not change with the engine speed then the sound is most likely coming from your shocks or suspension as you said. It sounds like the problem you are having is coming from you’re a suspension component, maybe a tie rod or ball joint on your control arm. I have a 2001 Honda Civic HX. It has been kept in great shape. It sounds like what is happening is that when your power steering system is put under a significant load, like turning your wheels right after starting it up, or making a tight turn, the power steering pump is working so hard that your engine belt starts to slip on the pulley making the squeal. The noise sounds like the wheel hub bearings are grinding as you are turning. It’s more pronounced when I am a complete stop and turn the steering wheel. That would make the pump hard to turn and the belt slip and squeal. I recently started hearing a clicking/rattling sound, similar to what a loose cat heat shield sounds like ( the cat heat shield is not rattling), coming from the from the left front of the car when i make right turns. Brakes? You can pick up BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak here: http://bit.ly/13eKpuJ. Whatever is causing the grinding noises will escalate to serious to more damage in the long run. This leaves the CV joint to have a lot of metal on metal contact combined with road grit which gets in through the hole. It is possible that when your mechanic worked on the Kia something wasn’t put back properly or something is loose causing the noise you are hearing. I am having a major problem! The clicking noise you are describing does sound a like a CV joint, so getting a second opinion is a good idea. Thanks for your question about your Ford Freestar. It is possible that the noise is coming from the cooling fan hitting your radiator or the fan shroud. The leak will be sealed as you drive! About 10,000 in I noticed a slight whining noise when I turn the steering wheel. should i just bite the bullet & take it in the mechanic? Maybe you guys can help. If either the differential or the transfer case has a frozen bearing it will cause skipping in corners since it won’t allow the tires to turn at different speeds. The last thing it could be is that your engine belt is just getting old and needs to be changed so it will stop slipping on the pulley. Good morning all I have a 2007 X-Type Sport 2.5 Auto Last couple of days I have started to hear a grinding noise as I turn the steering wheel left at slow speeds. Then top off the reservoir with the recommended type of power steering fluid or automatic transmission fluid. This can help you tell if you are low on power steering fluid. Hi, would flushing it be the next step? First, if your car is still under warranty we would recommend taking it to a dealership and having them inspect and repair it under your warranty. New brake pads can often make some funny noises. I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES and recently had it serviced to stop a power steering leak, oil pan leak, had a full flush done on Engine and Trans, flex pipe fixed and some other stuff done to it. To determine which is your problem, start by reading our article about noisy brakes here: https://gobdp.com/blog/squeaking-brakes/. If you hear the noise try turning the steering wheel back a few degrees so your wheels are off the stops to see if that stops the noise. Hi, I have a 2002 Golf and recently my car has been making this grinding noise, like something is rubbing against the tire but only on the left side, when I turn right it goes away but when i turn it just a little to the left it makes this loud noise. the car keep making a grinding noise, none stop and gets worst when I speed up or turn the wheels. Stay in touch with new products, promotions, free stuff and more! If your vehicle has been in an accident which resulted in damage to the driver’s side or the front end, the steering system could have been damaged or there could be a leak of the power steering fluid. I have a Hyundai Elantra 2006 Model. When driving and turning the wheel just a little bit to the right or make a full right hand turn, there is a rubbing/grinding noise. The middle-lower “ belt zone ” would make your car, it sounds like it could be an indication. Sometimes it goes bad Tacoma recently started making a noise like it could be expensive! 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