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Q: Screeching when I turn

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I have a 98 Buick lesabre. I turned left last evening, and all of a sudden there was a loud screeching sound when I turned. I know my car needs balanced, probably new tires, and new brakes. But is this the need of a new cv joint or wheel bearing? Or are there other possibilities?

The noise you heard could be power steering pump noise, possibly a bearing, maybe just worn out brakes. I suggest having a certified technician check your vehicle to determine the cause of the screeching noise.

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