I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT`S CAUSING THE NOISE BEHIND MY FRONT NEARSIDE WHEEL.

  • Tiny
  • markcfc
  • 2000 Ford Focus
  • 112,000 miles

I have a ford focus and when I turn the steering wheel i`m getting a grinding type of noise around the front nearside of the car coming from just behind the wheel, but have no idea what could be causing it. It drives fine other than when the I turn the wheels on about a three quarter lock or more, any help would be appreciated.

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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 1:46 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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It could be a couple things. Check the brakes and wheel bearing. See if the noise changes when you use the brakes. Also, there is a backing plate behind the rotor. Make sure it didn't rust and is now rubbing the rotor.

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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 1:52 AM
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I m getting no noise when braking or driving in general just when the steering is turned.

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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 1:03 PM
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  • mhpautos
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Will it make the noise with the steering turned, engine running and not driving? Or is it only when in motion?

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 AT 10:59 AM
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  • markcfc
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When I turn the wheels with the car stationary I hear a noise like something is catching the bodywork, then when the car is moved and straightened out it sounds like it s releasing the bodywork and grinding at the same time.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 AT 10:55 PM
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  • mhpautos
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Not a mudflap hitting the wheel?

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012 AT 1:46 AM
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  • markcfc
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I ll check that but I think it sounds more like some type of joint, thanks mhpautos, just hope your diagnosis is right, it will makes things a lot easier Lol.

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012 AT 6:20 PM

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