I have a 1997 Lincoln Continental and I can hear a grinding noise when turning to the right when going down the road (I drive a curvy state highway to work where you don't have to slow down for the curves). It doesn't seem to happen if I'm making a right hand turn at slow speeds. I can also feel the grinding in the gas pedal and steering wheel.
I just had the transmission fixed and the front end re-done. Any ideas on what might be the problem? (Oh, and I've got 204,500 miles on the car)
Also, since having my transmission fixed my gas mileage dropped over a mile per gallon. Is that normal or a sign of another problem?
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When do you hear this grinding noise , all the time or when braking or when turning one direction or another ? If when breaking ,the brake pads maybe worn down to nothing , metal contacting the brake rotor . If all the time an when turning ,could be a wheel bearing . Which every is the problem you need to have it check out right away .
the grinding noise is from the steering pump going into overload and the pressure relief valve is working. If you have recently worked on the pump or steering check that the hydraulic lines have correctly installed It appears that when turning right the steering is trying to turn left.
is it a grinding noise, or vibration noise, as sometimes the heat shields can produce a vibration noise that can be misheard as a grinding noise......does this grinding noise go away as you brake ????...do you hear it more whn you go left or right ???
I have heard a lot of dry outer tie rod ends and ball joints causing this problem. Ford used non greasable front end parts in those years.Could also be in the strut mounts. Get a second opinion. If it makes the noise sitting still it should be easy to find with stethascope or chassi ear.