Q: Screeching noise from front wheel area when i turn the wheel

asked by on December 27, 2016

Sound is like a part of the wheel area is screeching as if it need to be lubricated. Loud sound when turning the right wheel.

My car has 1162778 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This loud screeching is going to be from the tie rod end or the lower ball joints. You can put your hand on the joints you suspect and have the steering move back and forth to see what one of the joints are causing the noise. The tie rod is going to be the most common cause of the noise and can be verified using this method.

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

What others are asking

My f150 xlt has a loud noise coming from under the truck when i drive the faster i go the louder it gets it feels like its gonna f

There may be many causes for noises and cannot tell what it is just by the description you are giving. I would suggest you do not drive the vehicle until having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic comes to you...

Car keeps dying while i drive. I have a brand new battery and just replaced the alternator a week ago. Dies when headlights are on

Although the alternator is new, and presumably working properly, charging system output should still be measured at the battery terminals. You want to rule out a problem in the charging circuit and/or connections to the battery. If charging system output...

How do I unlock my RDS radio? 2005 Pontiac radio?

Hi there - since your radio is an RDS model, you will to have a GM service center unlock your RDS radio. RDS radio models cannot be unlocked with the procedure you mention.

Is there anything else that causes accessories not to work besides a fuse besause I changed one bad fuse & still not working

The systems that are not working are powered through the battery saver relay actuated by the body control module. If one or more item shorted and blew out the fuse then no item will work. Check to make sure the...

We just putting in a brand new battery and alternator and last for the week battery now it won't hold a charge

Several issue may be causing the battery to not charge or not hold a charge. The first and easiest step is to trace the wiring circuit involved with the starting system, and visually inspect it for any physical damage. ...

Can I replace the ball joints on just one side, or should it be done one both sides?

If you change the ball joints due to wear on one side of the vehicle, then the other side will likely go bad in a short time. After replacing the ball joints on one or both sides you will need...

Getting multiple codes

Hello. When you get these codes together it is typically the result of a vacuum leak. If there is too much air entering the engine, your truck will have idling problems and this will cause issues with the oxygen sensor...

Transmission is slipping

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. The trouble code you have listed appears to be for an issue with the vehicle's fuel pressure sensor or circuit. It may...

Car is vibrating when accelerating - 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Hi there. There are several possibilities for the vibration and lack of power upon vehicle acceleration. The missing fuel cap should not affect drivability. Assuming the Check Engine Light has been on for the missing fuel cap, this leads me...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
Over Over the past few years, we’ve seen a major trend toward people choosing crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) over larger SUVs. The big motivator here, of course, is buying a more eco-friendly vehicle that will also save you a bundle...
What Components of the Suspension or Steering Systems Are Prone to Fail?
In In automotive usage, the term "suspension" refers to all of the parts that connect the vehicle to the road. Every car, truck, and utility vehicle has a suspension that is designed to do three things: Support the vehicle...
2011 Dodge Ram vs. 2011 Ford F-150: Which One Should I Buy?
Large trucks can be fun to drive, and even more fun to get dirty. Unfortunately, they may also cause you to get phone calls from friends who need to move into a new apartment. Fortunately, just having a truck may...