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Old 09-22-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Noise when turning

Over the past 2 weeks I've had 2-3 instances of hearing a noise and vibration when making some turns so I did some diagnosis.

1. Does not happen when turning left
2. A medium sized (2 parking spot lengths in diameter) circle when turning right at 10-15 mph
3. Does not happen in a tight circle
4. Happens both under load and coasting in neutral
5. Sounds like it's coming from the rear

I removed all 4 wheels and inspected everything visually. Turned all wheels individually when off ground, rear wheels turned out of gear and back/forth in gear.

2000 S w/ 65k miles. I'm assuming (hoping) CV joints? Could anything in the transmission cause this too?
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Possible wheel bearing. Cv boots/joints. Wheel rubbing on wheel well liner.
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No noise when turning the wheels freely. Wheels don't look to be rubbing.

Did do some more research and perhaps it's the front engine mount - it's on the original I believe.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:19 AM   #4
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No noise when turning the wheels freely. Wheels don't look to be rubbing.

Did do some more research and perhaps it's the front engine mount - it's on the original I believe.
My car (98 tip) needs the engine mount replaced as well I believe but my symptoms only occur if I accelerate while turning sharp at medium speeds. It almost feels like a tire is rubbing or losing traction and when I let off the throttle it's gone. Happens usually when I turn right from what I can remember. During normal driving I don't notice anything but it seems consistent when I push the car in a hard right turn I get the rumble.

Noises I had coasting on bumpy roads at lower speeds were the trailing arms and sway bar end links that were worn. Sounded like what some other people described as a bolt in a cardboard box being shaken around in the back.
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