Grinding noise when turning left

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Tue Apr 22 22:01:45 EDT 2003

CV joints make clicking noises when dry, agrivated by turns.  Wheel bearings
growl, more so when turn loaded, and at speed related frequency.  Racks
don't make noises.


> From: "Patrick Anderson" <ptanders at>
> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 19:33:24 -0700
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> Subject: Grinding noise when turning left
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> I have developed a grinding noise when turning left. It is not very loud (at
> least not yet) and I only heard it when I had the window down the other day.
> It really doesn't seem to be load dependent. I did some swerving down the
> 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 turning 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? Any ideas?
> Patrick
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