Q: I have a crunching/grinding noise when turning

asked by on February 09, 2017

When I turn sharp at slow speeds I hear a loud grinding noise and only when I turn right. When stopped I don't hear it and only at slow speeds. I am not sure whats wrong and I am trying to sell the truck.

My car has 154000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you have 4 wheel drive, the noise might be due to a failed outboard CV joint. Another possibility is brake interference or wheel bearing noise although if you had a defective wheel bearing you would normally hear the noise in straight ahead driving as well. Failure of the outer CV joints will cause audible noise on turns. If the rubber boots are torn on the driveshafts (especially on the outer CV joints), that is typically an indication that there is a CV axle failure. If you request a front axle noise diagnostic, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic will evaluate all the possibilities and resolve this for you. If the CV axle is defective, YourMechanic does remove and replace CV axles on a mobile basis. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
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

Not sure my car have ABS or not 2011 Nissan Sunny

Hello - yes, your Nissan Sunny has Anti-lock Brakes System. It would appear that yours is inoperative, and the ABS light in the dash cluster has burned out, or one or more fuses have blown. Check for blown fuses first....

Is it my thermostat in my car that is not working?

You are correct, you probably do have an issue with the thermostat. When your thermostat is stuck in the closed position it doesn't allow coolant to run through the engine which is why you have the cooling effect. It will...

Power steering gear box leaking

Although I have seen the gearboxes leak in the field, the more common place they tend to leak is the power steering lines themselves, and occasionally from the pumps. I would start by cleaning off all the surfaced of the...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Electrician
As As an electrician, you have to haul around wiring, tools and equipment, and tons of supplies. You can’t get by with a small used car, or even a big one. What you probably need is a good used cargo...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind, we present to you the...
How to Troubleshoot a Car Exhaust or Engine Noise
Car exhaust systems and car engines make whirring, clicking, or sputtering noises if there's a faulty belt, alternator, water pump, or tension pulley.