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Strange noise when i steer...

When I turn the steering wheel while simultaneously accelerating, i hear (and feel) a friction noise (sort of like a creaking door). i had a full service oil change done and it stopped for about 48 hours, but then it returned. They told me (after they changed the oil) that i didn't have any leaks... it makes the sound specifically when i'm accelerating from a complete stop...whether it's driving in reverse out of a parking spot, or pulling out of the parking lot to make a turn onto the main road

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Might be a bad cv joint its part of the axle thats if its a front wheel drive car if not maybe try taking it to a mechanic and have the rack & pinion looked at

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SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

There's a chance that the ball joints need grease. This should help, however once they have started to make noise like that due to lack of grease, they usually have gone bad. Replacement may be the only remedy. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

You might have the lower swing arm bushing checked mine slid of the bushing but stayed in the cradle on the passengers side.Only made noise when ibacked or turned sharp left.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Steering wheel hard to turn when car is stopped and idling.

the power steering only turns good when your accelerating then the pump is bad .it will not build pressure unless the pump runs faster ,replace the pump its about $300 installed at a shop.please rank this thanks.

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SOURCE: 2006 Ford Ranger vibration on steering wheel and noise @ 110 Km/h

Check the idler arm and pittman arm, then the tie rod ends for ANY play. The pittman arm is the one on the steering gearbox that connects to the tie rod, and the idler arm is the one that connects from the tie rod to the frame. Replacing the parts is a pretty inexpensive and straightforward job, but you will need to have the wheels re-aligned afterwards.

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SOURCE: when turning left or right steering makes a creaking noise

This sound is coming from your strut. Sometimes they will get water in the seals, or dirt, and they will start creaking exactly as you describe. This isn't a big problem unless you can't live with it, and if this is the case, just replace the strut on that side. When the car bounces when you press on that side, then you need to worry about that strut, but otherwise, it's ok.

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