Q: Noise on right front side when turning steering wheel

asked by on

For the past month, my car stayed parked without being driven. Then a few days ago, while it was raining, I drove it for around 200 miles. When getting home, I parked it for the night and the next day when I tried to start it, at first the parks made a weird noise, but then the noise went away. Then, when I turned the steering wheel, there was a sound coming from the right front side of the car. What is causing this?

I would need a bit more description of the sound to give you a better answer on this. This being said, when a car sits for a long time, many different things can happen which could cause noises. Bearings can begin to rust, oil levels can drop, and the fuel can begin to go bad. A month is not that long for a car sitting though. If the noise is present when the car is being turned, it may be a power steering fault or a drive axle. A qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic will have little trouble diagnosing this noise for you and recommending a repair.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Noise on right front side when turning steering wheel

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: Q: EPC light

Any number of dozens of sensors, control modules, or computers can be causing your issue. Including the oil pressure switch being disconnected. The only way to know why exactly the light is coming on is to have the system scanned...

Q: 2008 VW Jetta AC not cold

Hi Allen. By far the best way to have your AC system correctly diagnosed is by having an AC inspection completed first. By having one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location to diagnose the issue correctly, it...

Q: How many o2 sensors on a 2013 Chevy equinox?

Your vehicle has two oxygen sensors. One is located before the catalytic converter and one is located just after the catalytic converter. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.