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Suspension groans when making a left turn

Car makes loud groan when when I turn the steering wheel to the left. No noise when turned to the right. The front springs are new (struts are original), the stabilizer links are new, replaced 6 months ago. I replaced the lower ball joints on both sides 8 months ago (5,000 miles ago) and the noise went away for about a month, then came back same as before.

the car has 99,000 miles on it

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    I was told that noise was my upper ball joints. Did you have both replaced? It could now be the upper ball joints making the noise.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    check the boot or grommet where the steering rod goes through into the engine compartment. When it dries out it can make a noise when you turn the steering wheel.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My car has been making a loud noise from the front of the car. I've never had a tune up done and my car is a 2003 Hyundai with 68,000+ miles,

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    struts appear to be making a squishy noise when the car first start up but the noise goes away after driving a few miles.

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Sometimes the noise is in the steering wheel the plastic is rubbing together causing that sound.

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