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Steering/Noise problem Whenever I turn or going at slow speeds (less than 23 mph) there is a grinding/rubbing noise coming from the left front wheel area. Also, when traveling down the highway the car seems to wobble back and forth on the road. Thanks in advance for the help. David

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  • JUSTRIDE Sep 09, 2008

    Thanks alot for all the help. Once I get under it and check it out I will let you know what I find. Thanks again.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Rubbing noise coming from front end upon low speed accelerstion starts from tskeboff till about 15 mph. Then you dont hesr itnanymore
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Whoa! You have what sounds like a serious front end problem. Jack up the car, use safety stands to support it, block the rear wheels front and back. Look behind the left front wheel, look at the axle boot . Do you see any rips, splits, or grease ? The boot may have torn, letting in road debris which will destroy the axle, causing it to make a rattle or rubbing noise when you turn.. If the boot looks ok all around, grab hold of the tire one hand on the top, one on the bottom, push and pull the tire in opposite directions (top in, bottom out, top in bottom out) and have some one look under the car in the area behind the wheel to see if anything is moving around. Do the same w/ one hand on front of tire (9 oclock position) and back of tire (3 oclock position), and again try to force the wheel in and out, while someone looks underneath for any component that moves around. If the front end is ok, you won't see any movement. You may have a badly worn tie rod or ball joint, this could also cause the car to wander on the highway. Check it asap, as the next step is for something to 'let go' and you can lose control of the car. Let me know what u find. good luck countrycurt0

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You most likely have bad wheel bearings, as indicated by the slow-speed noise. Jack up the car, grab the top and bottom of the tire and see if you can wiggle it vertically -- if so your bearings are bad.

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