Loud grinding noise when turning

Tiny
CHARLESTONG
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  • 1997 DODGE STRATUS
  • 140,000 MILES
When I turn my car to the left or right it makes this loud sounds like metal grinding noise. When I drive straight it is not the bad, but also while it is grinding I can feel it while I am driving. It feels as if something under the car will break or pop and the noise is extremely loud. What do you think may be my problem? Some say brakes some say axle I am just unsure cause it scares me when I drive and I work at night.
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Sunday, May 5th, 2013 AT 1:10 AM

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Tiny
JUSTIN1995
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The grinding noises could also be cause by a wheel bearing being bad. Wheel bearings sometimes make grinding noises turning from left to right but not straight.

Jack one side up at a time grab left and right of tire feel if it has play in it do the same top and bottom of tire than go to the other side.

Here is a guide to help you see what Im talking about

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-wheel-bearings-and-seals

If there is play you will need to replace the bearing hub. This guide will give you an idea on what you are in for when doing the job. it will be a combination of both.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-cv-axle-bearing

Here is the part on Amazon for $27.00

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MTKTCQS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01MTKTCQS&linkId=3bcff18bbc31ac69ffc35fde19bfec1d

Here is what its like on your car (below)

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers
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Sunday, May 5th, 2013 AT 8:11 AM
Tiny
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Wheel bearings can make a buzzing noise as well like an airplane engine and ninety nine percent of the time there will not be any play in the bearing. In fact, a brand new bearing can instantly become noisy if the proper installation procedures are not followed. They will not have any play either.

The additional clue here is the noise gets louder when turning in either direction which is typical of the flexing of the rotor which is rubbing on the caliper bracket. The older-style wheel bearings would get louder when turning away from the noisy one because more of the car's weight would go onto it, but it would get quieter when turning toward it because there would be less weight on it.

That does not apply to the bolt-on style used here. The noise may or may not change at all when turning and even if it does you cannot be sure which one is noisy. Even going by the location of the sound can be misleading. You need to run the car in gear on a hoist and listen next to each bearing with a stethoscope. One will sound noisy, but the bad one will sound really noisy.
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Sunday, May 5th, 2013 AT 9:52 PM

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