Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Grinding and squeaking noises from front end

asked by on

I have grinding sounds that i believe is the passenger ball joints but then i had this squeaking sound that sounded like metal on rubber from the drivers side only makes the squeak when i turn but grinds all the time and grinds worse going around turns. I checked for something touching the tire but found nothing even when wheels were turned each way but when driving i hear the squeak and crunching sound that i believe is the passenger ball joints i am unsure why the driver side front tire sounds like there is metal grinding against it or if it is the passenger side and just sounds like drivers side. It started making the sound a couple days ago and i drove 100 miles and started hearing the crunch louder and then back 100 miles and now squeaking and constant crunching

My car has 208500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is there a smell which develops in a car when the catalytic converter starts to go bad?

Hi there. If there is a rotten egg or sulfur type of smell then most of the time this is caused by a failure in the catalytic converter. When these fail and become too hot they will smell like this....

Q: How to know if my head gasket is blown

Hello. The white smoke coming out of the exhaust is a sure sign that the head gasket is blown or the head is cracked. This engine is very common to have cracked heads between the valves when the engine has...

Q: Do you need a Taurus/sable specialty press set to change the ball joints on a 97 continental front wheel drive? 1997 Lincoln Continental

Hello - a standard ball joint press set is adequate as long as it has the correct diameter for the Lincoln ball joints. Most auto shops will loan/rent ball joint press tools to you for free/cheap if you wish to...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.