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2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium w/ 65K miles. I was in a drive thru and when I turned the car to a sharp left I heard a loud gringing noise. Any ideas as to what this could be?

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Sounds like a bad wheel bearing. Not too hard to replace just greasy. The bearing probably has a flat spot on it caused by lack of grease. If you don't replace it, it could ruin the wheel shaft. Sometime when you put a car on a lift and turn the steering wheel it won't make a sound because the weight of the car is not on the wheels.

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

  • lizilawson04 Sep 01, 2010

    Thank you! I'm actually very ignorant when it comes to these things but I can tell when something is wrong. I'll have to take it somewhere to get fixed as I'm 8 months pregnant

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It sounds like Wheel bearing issues, if you have ABS the light will come on because of it, but my knowledge on mercury is also the rack and pinion (steering box) always had problems in it

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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