I just got home from work and was pulling into my garage I put the car in reverse then put it in drive to get in the garage and it started making this loud noise and vibrating really bad. The noise wasnt like when your low on steering fluid it was like a low grindy bumpy like rolling a r off your tongue noise but loud. the steering is getting a little hard but I can still turn fine. By the way the blinkers went out about three days ago and the fuse is fine and the check engine light isnt on and weve been having a antifreeze leak and overheating problem which it hasn't overheated for a long time because im very careful about letting the temp get too high the overheating thing has lasted about 7 months or so. please help
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Re: steering noise and vibration
Noises are kind of difficult to diagnos if you don't hear them
firsthand. That said, the thing I would be looking at is the strut
bearing. It is circular like a lazy susan and what happens on cars over
75,000 miles is dirt can accumulate in the bearings and it can cause a
grinding or popping because it resists turning and when it does the
spring is suddenly turned and that sets up the noise.
If that is the problem I would recommend replaceing both
sides and then you will need to get the alignment done. Let me know if
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these cars are known for power steering pump issues I would start with the known issues on a car first to avoid wasted time and guessing outside of the known issues I would jump to possible brakes issues or other front end steering racks, axle or bearings but the last two are usually a knocking noise ,, brakes if they are shot will cause a loud grind, but so will bad power steering pumps. best of luck hope this helps..
i would say it is a solenoid or air in the power steering lines but you would have to put a obd2 scanner and see what it says.
if i remember correct bleeding is as simple as removing the power steering cap and turning steering all the way left hold for 5 seconds then right and hold but you will need to look at oil in reservoir and see if it is bubbling while turning and holding. you will need a helper and if it is do this for 5-10 minutes.
It's your exhaust mounts or broken exhaust bolts. It does it in drive st idle n under load because the motor is sitting in rubber mounts made to dampen vibration. Therefore the motor tilts to the left in reverse pulling the exhaust away from your under carraige, and to the right in drive causing the loose exhaust to vibrate against something. Check your heat shields also. They fall apart n do the same noise. Piece of cake.
It sounds like a possible bad front wheel bearing they will make like a humming or growling noise.The pull could be air pressure a little lower in the right front tire than the left front check the air in all tires and if pull is still there take the left front put it on the right front and put the right front tire on the left front.Sometimes tires get what they call radial pull and that will fix it or make it go the other way if it goes the other way either get new tires or put the back tires on the front of the vehicle and put the front tires on the back.
This sounds like one or more of your motor/powerplant mounts is broken. Here is an easy test:
Have someone sit in the driver's sear with engine running and trans. in Park.
You stand in front with the hood open. Have them shift from Park to Reverse, and then Drive and back to Reverse and Park, taking time to stay in each gear and give some throttle while holding the brake pedal tight. This will rock or move the engine a certain amount as they shift through the gears and apply power lightly. It will move alot more violently with broken mounts.
If you have a clunking noise on Reverse shifts, you should be able reproduce this with the hood up and pinpoint the noise and/or sight the faulty motor mount with a friend's help. Good luck, I hope this puts you on the right track to fixing this annoying noise.