Steering noise '97 Cirrus LXi

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:45 AM
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re 1997 Cirrus 167,000 mi

Just starting hearing a metal grinding noise when the steering hard either left or right. I raised the vehicle for a quick inspection but wasn't able to find any obvious sources. And, I wasn't able to produce the grinding sound when the wheels were off the ground.

There are no other steering or drivability problems.

I plan to recheck today with better light conditions and need some guidance on what to inspect.
 
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:26 PM
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Are you still having this problem?
 
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:36 AM
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Yes still have the problem. I'm thinking it's CV joints. Cleaned and inspected the entire front suspension and found no other obvious problems, except for a small tear in the upper ball joint rubber fitting.
 
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:31 PM
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Is the steering hard when you hear the metal grinding noise? Or is the grinding noise always there and the steering is easy?
 
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:38 AM
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Yes, steering is easy both left and right. Noise seems to be on passenger side, but it's difficult to judge while diving.
 
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:59 PM
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If the noise is not from the power steering pump, I think it could be from the strut or strut bushing. You can try spraying water with a garden hose above the wheel where the strut is and see if that quiets the noise temporarily.
 
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