Q: My 2003 Camry is making a noise when turning.

asked by on May 31, 2017

If I start my car and begin driving, the steering wheel with squeak when I turn. I figured power steering, until it started also making a grinding noise / vibration in the gas pedal under the same conditions. If I let the car warm up or have been driving for a while, neither noise is present. The power steering fluid is not low and does not look dirty, although I haven't flushed it since owning the car (3 months, 2400 miles). There is no problem turning and no problem with acceleration. There is a small crack in one of the engine mounts, but I've had no noise or shaking coming from it that I can tell. The engine oil was changed within 1000 miles and, during the inspection, nothing was noted about the power steering system.

My car has 183000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, A number of things may cause the vehicle to make this kind of sound when turning the wheel. Things like worn out ball joints, damaged tie rod ends or potentially a damaged power steering rack. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at the vehicle to properly diagnose what may be causing the squeaking and grinding sound when turning the wheel.

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