1998 Regal LS noise on right turn 92k 3.8L

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SSWITLYK
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  • 1998 ALL OTHER MAKES ALL OTHER MODELS
Making a right turn while in motion I get a metallic scraping sound. If I turn the motor off in the turn the sound goes away. Straight and to the left no noises. Stationary at idle no noise either way. Mechanic thinks its either the harmonic balancer or the lower motor mount. Thank you
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Monday, December 18th, 2006 AT 12:32 PM

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JACK42
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Sounds to me like the l/f wheel bearing. In a right turn all the load is placed on the outside wheel. The engine running is the only part that sounds strange.
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Monday, December 18th, 2006 AT 5:35 PM
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 11:17 AM
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Hmmm. Yeah the engine running or not it should still make the noise. I would also look at the front brakes. Make sure the wear indicators on the pads are not rubbing on the rotor. If so, replace the pads. Also make sure the backing plate isn't rubbing against the rotor. Hope this is helpful :)
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 11:49 AM
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I replaced the rotors and pads 2 months ago and I rechecked to make sure nothing is rubbing. Thanks
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Thursday, December 21st, 2006 AT 1:48 PM
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MATHIASO
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Check your right stabilizer link,
check also the top of the right spring is an insulator, it may wear out.
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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 AT 10:47 AM
Tiny
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Checked link and insulator both ok. Noise only there when the engine is running. Thanks
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Thursday, December 28th, 2006 AT 11:54 AM

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