Grinding noise when turning left

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Wed Apr 23 18:51:39 EDT 2003


I've noticed the same in my car for some time as well, and the source has
baffled me.  It sounds a lot like a CV, but the boot is fine.  And, it does
only happen at or very near full lock...going left.

I can definetely tell it's from the front left wheel, but not sure what's
causing it.  Somebody had suggested maybe a bad ball joint, allowing excess
movement, but I imagine if that was the case I'd hear going both directions,
and I'd have some tracking issues...not the case.

I too am confused on this one.

Derek P

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From: "Patrick Anderson" <ptanders at>
To: "200q20v list" <200q20v at>
Subject: Grinding noise when turning left
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 19:33:24 -0700

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I have developed a grinding noise when turning left. It is not very loud (a=
t least not yet) and I only heard it when I had the window down the other d=
ay. It really doesn't seem to be load dependent. I did some swerving down t=
he street and the loading/unloading really didn't get the noise to pop up. =
It really seems to be dependent on the angle of the wheels. When only turni=
ng the wheels a little bit, no noise. But if I make a tight turn I can hear=
the grinding noise. If the grinding were constant regardless of turn angle=
I would suspect a wheel bearing. But I am thinking more along the lines of=
a CV joint or something in the steering rack. Anybody had this symptom? An=
y ideas?


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