Grinding noise

Tiny
ADAM86
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  • 2011 HYUNDAI SONATA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
When I turn left there is a grinding noise.
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Monday, January 4th, 2016 AT 4:03 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Well don't turn left! Three right turns makes a left turn. :)

Actually, to help diagnose this, you need to be more specific. Does this only occur when the car is moving? Will it occur if the car is standing still and you turn the steering wheel? Can you tell the area the noise is coming from? How many miles are on the car?
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Monday, January 4th, 2016 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
ADAM86
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Yeah I tried the nothing but rights but wife won't listen lol.

The noise only happens when car is moving an stops when I slow down or stop. It sounds like it is coming from the driver side. An there is about 70000 miles
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Monday, January 4th, 2016 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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The most common suspect would be worn brake pads or a splash shield that is rubbing on the brake rotor. Worn pads can cause grinding when applying the brakes, in some cases the grinding stops when applying the brakes, and sometimes they rub on a ridge of rust on a rotor when the rotor is under sideways pressure from turning a corner.

There are other possible causes like a tire rubbing on the inner fender, or a non-standard wheel rubbing on a brake caliper. Calipers move sideways about 3/8" over the life of the brake pads, and that can bring them closer to a wheel over time.

The best approach is to have the steering and suspension systems inspected at a tire and alignment shop. The people there are experts at finding the causes of noises, vibrations, and bad tire wear.
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Monday, January 4th, 2016 AT 6:10 PM

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