Q: squeaking from front end when steering

asked by on

I am having problems with squeaking noises coming from my driver's side front wheel while I'm turning the steering wheel. My power steering fluid is at a normal level. I tried spraying some 3-36 lube on the bushings. No dice. The noise only comes from the driver's side, and only when I'm turning from a forward direction to the left and back. When I turn right, there is no noise. The power steering and hoses look good. I think I might have to replace the power steering rack, but that's a fair amount of money and time to do. I've also already replaced the u-joints and front wheel hubs. Any idea what might be going on?

Your vehicle may be covered in a few recalls such as the front tie rods and the pitman steering arm.

I recommend calling a local dealer and suppling the vehicle identification number to see if a recall can be done to replace the tie rod ends. If not, feel free to reach out to a qualified mechanic who can diagnose the noise you’re experiencing and replace the tie rods if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?
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. squeaking from front end when steering

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: Q: Steering issues

It is possible that the play you are feeling in your steering wheel may be related to worn out wheel bearings. The wheel bearings may not be noticeable in the steering wheel when the vehicle is stopped or parked,...

Q: having trouble putting gas in car

Premature shut off of the pump nozzle means that the filler neck and tubing will have to be inspected. Additional sources of the problem could be that the neck or rubber hose to the tank are partially collapsed. There could...

Q: Truck makes a squealing noise when starting - 2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Have you checked the condition of the drive belt? If the belt is very loose or worn, it may cause noises when there is a load put on the belt drive. If the belt looks like it is in bad...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...