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post #1 of 10 Old 07-12-2011, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Rubbing/Grinding noise when making sharp left turns..

99 Dango, 4wd 5.2 with 110k. For a while now I have heard and felt a noise inbetween a "rubbing and grinding" sound when making sharp left turns at slow speeds. Feels like its coming from the front left wheel but im not sure. I know how hard it could be to diagnose something like this so just checking to see if anyone has some suggestions on where to start. I cannot physically see anything wrong with the front end but then again I could be missing something.

I replaced the upper/lower ball joints and inner/outer tie rods about a year ago, new brake pads and rotors a few months ago. When my wife was driving it she thought the "steering felt loose" a few months back, had a hard time keeping it straight on the freeway. I feel it a bit, but I think she was just used to driving the small car. I had her run by les schawb for a diagnosis and they could not find anything wrong.
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this maybe stupid but my few days ago i pulled up to my cousins house and he was working on his buddys nissan. heard same noise driving down the street couldnt find anything so i jacked it up and started searching and searching. he had heard the noise for like 2 months now. i thought hmm wonder if its something stupid. idiot had the wheel loose the lug nuts were bout one full turn each loose which was causing the noise.
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I have done some very stupid things.......will check that just to be sure.
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if its 4wd it maybe the axle cv i heard them do it usually like a clanking noise id grab it and pull up and down side to side it may be going bad. usually heard when turning sharp
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lug nutz tight, no play in cv axle up/down or left/right, a tad bit of play in/out but i assume that is normal.
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idk how to say this but is the noise like a steady noise or like off and on while turning. noise, noise, noise or noooooiiiiiiiiiiisssssseeee lol
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idk how to say this but is the noise like a steady noise or like off and on while turning. noise, noise, noise or noooooiiiiiiiiiiisssssseeee lol
its the bolded one lol. and its fairly short, only when i get to the tighter point turning and once i start straigtening out the noise goes away.
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honestly hard to tell via internet on noise problems lol. id inspect make sure nothing is rubbing when ur at full lock if something is like 1/4inch near the tire u could be rubbing when the body twist as your turning and looks fine when parked. could be back plate on brake hitting had that happen before. still could be cv lol . if your able to jack the car up completely all 4 wheels and put in 4wheel and turn left have someone listen lol yea its a pain but worth a try
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Check the dust sheilds - make sure they aren't rubbing. If they are too close (bent in a bit), they will rub when you turn.......
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thats what i meant when i said brake shield lol sorry .
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