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While driving my Altis 2007, i ran into a pothole with considerable speed. from then on, when i turn my steering wheel to the right, i hear clanking sounds like metals rubbing against each other, more so if i am on a slope going down and turning right. please help. thanks.

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You've bent either the rim or the steering arms. You can't "straighten" the bent parts. Take it to a repair shop for part replacement. And soon before you have a steering failure and an accident.

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Hello. A vibration in the steerign wheel indicates an issue with the front tires. They are either out of balance, and would need to be rebalanced, or it is possible (although remotely) that the tire(s) may be compromised (after hitting a pothole), the belts in the tire may be corrupted. What I would suggest is to take the car to a reputable tire place, and get the balance checked. While the tire is on the balancer, the Tech will be able to see if the tire is out-of-round due to possible road damage. Probably just a tire balance problem. Thanks for choosing FixYA for assistance.

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SOURCE: Noise (vibration) when turning right

That sounds like a left front wheel bearing gone bad My friend.. turning right transfers weight to the left side and it probably has a roar similar to a turbo fan jet.. Try it and lemmie know.. thank you

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SOURCE: metal to metal noise when turning right (grinding lightly)

It is your Ball joint that has gone bad.

Replace it.

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