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Makes a grinding sound on the left front side - sounds like a bolt is trapped inside the wheels and hitting on something as the wheels turn.

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  • 97saturn Oct 02, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 1997 Saturn. It occurs only when turning the steering wheel at a very slow speed. My mechanic has not been able to determine what the problem is but does not think that it is serious. It sounds like there is something in the steering wheel housing.

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The only thing i can think of that would make a grinding sound out of the wheel is if you brake pads are rubbing on the rotor...
if that is happening you should be able to see what looks like a rusty powder on the wheel. if you see that you need to have you brakes checked as soon as possible. it may be a saftey hazard if you drive like that fo to long.

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