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post #1 of 5 Old 10-12-2009, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Loud Grinding/Rubbing noise when wheel turned all the way to the left or the right

When I turn my wheel all the way to the left or the right (such as when pulling in or out of a parking spot) I hear a loud grinding/rubbing noise. It's a very low pitched sound and the car doesn't have to be moving for the sound to happen. It almost sounds as if something is stretching.

When I go over speed bumps, I hear somewhat of a oonce sound (I don't know else to describe it). I thought that the problem might be the drive shaft. I can hold the drive shaft and turn it slightly left and right. Is this the problem? Should I replace the drive shaft and/or the U joints?

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-12-2009, 11:19 PM
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mine does the same thing if i turn all the way when idling...... id definitely like an answer for this.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-13-2009, 01:30 PM
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You should correctly determine the source of the noise before you replace random parts in the hope that you fix something.

If you cannot diagnose the noise yourself, find the local 4x4 shop or an independent auto repair shop. Dealerships and brand name, chain store repair shops are only interested in selling you expensive new parts and charging you many hours of labor to install them. An independent repair shop or 4x4 shop may find that something was loose or only needed a small repair or slight adjustment instead of a complete replacement with expensive new parts.


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doesnt really answer the op's question..does anyone else know what it might be?
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-13-2009, 05:29 PM
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did you try poping the hood and having someone turn the wheel so you can see/hear where the noise is coming from specificly? it would be easier for people in the forum if it were narrowed down slightly.

I think thats why CJ-Tim said to take to a 4x4 shop if you can't determine that. You don't have to have them repair it but they can point you in the right direction.

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