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Old 07-31-2010, 04:33 PM
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Steering noise/rubbing

Hi all,

A few days ago I started hearing a rubbing noise when steering to park. It seem to come out from under the car or the engine bay. I check the fluids and it's all good. It really bothers me! There is no play in the steering which leads me to believe it's not the steering column joint, but I might be wrong. I'm thinking, maybe the upper strut bearings? I need a second opinion before I take them apart. At this point I am open to any other suggestions.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:43 PM
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What does the noise sound like?
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:39 PM
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Sounds like rubbing noise... an it's not all the time, but frequent.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:49 AM
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Well, if it is a humming sound, like when you turn the steering wheel all the way to one side, then it is normal. If it is the tires losing traction while turning, that is normal too. Check to see if the plastic door for the oil drain plug isn't dragging on the ground.
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