Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: grinding or scraping sound coming from the front L wheel.

asked by on

There is a gringing/scraping sound coming from the tire area. It began after a steep turn. The grinding sound increases when making turns and tonight the vehicle began to jerk and I thought I was going to lose control. I'm not sure which side of the tire it is coming from I'm thinking the left side. You can also feel it on the gas pedal. Any ideas what this could be?

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This sounds like the brake pads or bearings...

This sounds like the brake pads or bearings are bad; they could be binding the wheel in the left side. You should have the noise issue inspected and any needed repairs done. A jerking issue could lead to total lock-up of the wheel.

Was this answer helpful?

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

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: Transmission issues, rough shifting and noise

Many different faults can cause the vehicle to shift roughly. The most common would be low fluid level in the transmission, transmission mounts, the torque converter, or one of the shift solenoids. If you'd like to get this checked before...

Q: dashboard

The information given is not enough to give a proper assessment. If the dashboard illuminates when it is not supposed to, there is a short in the system somewhere. You will want to find where the dashboard wiring and the...

Q: The left wheel on the rear end lock up

Hello there. This is not uncommon on the Chevy K2500. There are a few possible causes for the wheel to get locked. The most likely would be low differential fluid, differential side gears, a ring and pinion failure, or a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.