Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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?

A: I would need a bit more description of the ...

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?

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Carbon buildup on the intake valves.

Sent to CS for billing question on how much it will cost to remove carbon buildup on the intake valves.

Q: Wire connections may be damaged

Hello. It is possible that the wire connection by the driver's left foot rest is causing this problem. There are however, some other simpler things that should be ruled out first. The battery, fuses for the ignition, or fuses for...

Q: OIL DISPLAY

This usually means the oil change interval was not reset to 100% at the last oil change. If the light was not reset to 100 percent then you should reset it now and make sure it gets reset during your...

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...
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.