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Steering noise I have a steering noise in my 1999 cougar, problem seems to be speed related, not RPM related. When I get up to speed above about 20mph, noise starts coming from front end with some vibration through steering wheel. Noise becomes louder when turning wheel to left, but goes away when turning to the right. Do you have any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    clunking noise when turning left or right, at slow speed while turning the steering wheel moves back and forth

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Noise when starting goes when you turn wheel left or right or when car has warmed up

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    slight vibration in steering wheel

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    What makes steering wheel hard to steer when turning sometimes

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If its more of a whining its your power steering pump.

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I think it has nothing to do with steering , it's the front wheel bearing

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

Ensure you are not losing power steering fluid. this could indicate a leak from pump, hoses or cvu Steering rack. If fluids have ran too low damage may have occured and replacement needed. An indicator of damage can be grit (metal shavings) in the fluid.

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Take the car into your local mechanic and have them check your rims...the front ones may be bent. In my '99 cougar V6 I had a similar problem when traveling at speeds greater than 50mph. I took my car into my service center whereupon they informed me that my front driver rim was bent, causing shuddering and increased vibration. Check into it, that's the only advice I can provide.

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