Q: Noise when turning

asked by on

Driving my car it rides real smooth, no noise or vibration. On highway its great, but when turning left and right it makes 1 or 2 thud noises, mostly when going from stop to go turning and also happens when going around a bend occasionally. Going left, left side make a noise and right turn right side makes a noise. I have an idea what is is but want to know all possibilities.

Thanks

My car has 64500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Among the possibilities are the strut bearings, strut mounts, the strut itself, the outer cv axle joints, and/or any suspension component, such as a tie rod end, ball joint, sway bar mount, or suspension bushing that is loose or worn, such that when the loose part frees up or moves, the movement is enough to cause a noise. All of these possibilities are fairly easy to evaluate, in turn, during an on site inspection and if you desire to set one up, YourMechanic will dispatch a certified Mechanic to both identify the origin of the noise when turning and outline your repair options. Please let us know how we can help you further.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Noise when turning

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: won't start almost dies

Hello. It sounds like the battery is indeed low causing the starting issue. From what you are explaining it sounds like the battery may be low because the alternator is failing and needs to be tested. Your symptoms point to...

Q: Slip Indicator Light Wont Turn Off

This is likely a result of hitting the median. There are wheel speed sensors on each of your wheels that monitor wheel speed. This is then relayed to the ECU which engages the slip indicator light and system. When this...

Q: i changed the left low beam bulb and it still wont work. is there a fuse that i should try changing?

The headlights on the vehicle are HID or high intensity discharge lights and use a different wiring set up from traditional lighting used for years. Your left and right lights are powered by separate power circuits to keep from overheating...

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...
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...
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.