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Q: Sound from steering wheel or front wheels

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I heard a sound when I took a sharp turn. I am not sure if it is coming from the steering wheel or the front wheels of the car.

There are many causes for a noise when turning. The most common would be the clock spring in the steering wheel, a front axle noise, or various suspension components. A qualified technician will need to test drive the vehicle to locate where the noise is coming from and diagnose your car’s steering wheel issue.

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