Grinding or scraping noise when turning

Tiny
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  • 1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Hi, you guys really helped me with my thermostat problem, thanks so much. My car is making a loud scraping/rubbing noise mostly when I turn right, a tiny bit when turning left also. It's not clicking at all. It was doing this before, and I thought it was my front brakes, had them done. Now the noise is back, only much louder, and I'm afraid to drive my car anywhere for fear something will break. My mechanic is away on holidays. It has been suggested it either the CV boot or the heat shield. Any help will be much appreciated, thanks so much, and Happy New Year!
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 11:10 AM

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Tiny
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Happy New Year! Glad to hear things worked out last time.

While it's not uncommon for the brake shield to get bent during a service it would make a noise at all times as it's stationary.

Usually CV joints will only make a clicking noise so with the scraping you hear on turn it leads me to think is may be a wheel bearing.

I would advise not driving the vehicle until this could be addressed as bearing failure can result in the wheel separating from the steering knuckle. I'll post an image below so you can see what I'm talking about. Let me know if I can help further.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Just to add to Kris answer, make sure the outer CV joint boot is not ripped or damaged. When the noise is only turning, it could be a bad race in the outer joint as well.

Roy
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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Thank you both for your input. I had to go to work today, so I drove, it was a small distance. I'd swear the rubbing noise is coming more from the center of the car, and today, sounded more like metal rubbing than before. Very loud on right turn, sometimes faintly on left turns, sometimes nothing on left, but always on right turns. Going super slow and doing a wide turn seems to help. Any further thoughts? Happy New Year and thanks again for the awesome help!
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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The only other thing which I meant to post earlier was that you can easily check the wheel bearing by jacking it up and grabbing the tire a 12 and 6 and trying to move it by pulling up with one hand and down with the other. And at 9 and 3 and doing the same thing.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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Same to you.

Thinking here. Make sure the motor mounts are not worn out. That would allow the motor to shift and there may be something hitting under the car. Check the shield on the cat converter as well for being loose and rattling.

Roy
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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You guys rock! I will do the wheel test tomorrow and get somebody to check underneath. Thanks again for your time and information, much appreciated!
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome. Always glad to help.

Roy
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 9:01 PM

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