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Vehicle: 99' Durango SLT+ 5.2L/4wd
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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.