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      08-18-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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Weird noise when turning the steering wheel

Dont know if anyone has experienced the noise...

I turned my steering wheel from a complete stop (pretty much a complete steering wheel turn) and suddenly a weird noise came up.
It sounded loud enough and pretty much like a rock popped to the fender

I didn't worry so I hit the road and drove about 7 miles on hwy and exited a curvy ramp without the noise.

This morning, I backed out from my garage and turned the steering wheel, the noise came back and it got worse.
The noise sounded seriously like driving on a gravel road when turning the wheel.

Does anyone know what might cause the noise?

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      08-20-2008, 02:40 AM   #2
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Is it similar to this? http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12963
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      08-20-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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Do you have the standard rims/tires? At times if you up size or change tires, they can "rub" against the car when you turn the wheel?
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      08-20-2008, 10:30 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Joey View Post

It's different to the thread. I heard the "pop" before maxing out the turn.

There is no leaking and can't recreate the noise.

I'm sorry for the assumptions, i am no mechanic...
Could the weird noise come from
1. bad ball bearing?
2. broken power steering?
3. dislocated control arm?
4. other?


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Do you have the standard rims/tires? At times if you up size or change tires, they can "rub" against the car when you turn the wheel?


I have standard rims/tires.

No active steering.


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      08-25-2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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Is it like this?

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7211


Or this?
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13311
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      08-25-2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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Yes, they were similar to what I heard on the first and second day.
Since then... I couldn't recreate the problem and it seems okay so far. (knock on wood)

I also asked my SA to check if any mechanical problem but nothing was found...
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      08-25-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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Lets all stay on top of this. It appears that many of us have experienced this, but it has been spread to at least 3 threads because we all describe it slightly differently.

I have experienced the noise in my car about 5-8 times. All during the first few miles of driving when it is a hot day and the wheel is turned slightly.
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      08-25-2008, 07:25 PM   #8
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Summary...

1. first day - POP noise. Turned the wheel from a complete stop. 90F+

2. second day - Rattle noise. Turned the wheel to back out from my garage in the morning about 3mph. 60F+

Since then, it has been okay so far.

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Well, I am not sure if this could cause the noise… just a FYI.
What happened prior to the noise…

I exited the ramp. Mid speed turn + break + ran over couple pothole.
As the result, my car bounced a bit during the turn and break.
Parked the car for an hour and came back to drive out from the street parking.
Turned my wheel and I heard POP noise.
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