I've got a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT which has about 100k miles on it. I noticed over the past few months the car started making "squeaky" noises when going over bumps or up steep hills. Then about a week or two ago when I was turning my wheel to pull out of a parking spot, the car made a loud scratching sound coming from the front wheels. I then turned the car straight and started to drive forward. As I did, it made a noise that sounded like something was dragging against the ground.
When I got out and looked, I could see nothing dragging or caught in the wheels so I then drove it slowly about another 15 feet where it then sounded like whatever was caught broke off. After this happened, it felt like the steering wasn't as "tight" as it used to be. It sorta felt a little less responsive or maybe delayed when you turn the wheel.
I took the car to my local mechanic and he said the front tires were worn down uneven and one of the wheel bearings was going so I had him replace them. However, now that I have the car back, the steering still doesn't quite feel like it used to. It almost sorta feels like the front wheels aren't as stiffly connected to the steering anymore or something. Anyone have any idea what could be up with it? Thanks!
have the same problem?
Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 2:32 AM