STRANGE NOISE WHEN TURNING

  • Tiny
  • S Ryan
  • PONTIAC GRAND AM

I own a 1991 grand am 116k lately I have noticed a weird noise when I turn right, it kind of sounds like a scratching almost as if there is a tree branch stuck under the car. I have asked my mechanic about it and he thought maybe the rack and pinion was starting to go, but he wasn't sure because of course the car didn't make the noise when he drove it.

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Friday, June 23rd, 2006 AT 7:43 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Lsussel
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This is a known problem with Bonneville's. It is either the rack of pinion or the power steering fluid level might be low.

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Saturday, July 1st, 2006 AT 5:27 PM
  • Tiny
  • S Ryan
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I'm the 1991 GrandAm with 160000K making the strange scraping noise when turning right, thanks for the answers, one other question, approx. How much should it cost to repair or replace the rack and pinon joint in this vehicle? I live in Manitoba, Canada if thats of any help

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Monday, July 3rd, 2006 AT 7:03 PM
  • Tiny
  • Lsussel
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Not sure about Canada prices. Its the USA about about 800.00 US DOLLARS

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 AT 9:23 PM

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