Hey guys quick query. Does anyone know what it means when you turn the steering wheel to the left and it makes an annoying squealing sound? i have a 2000 mustang gt
do you by any chance know which direction of play means what part is bad?I'm gonna say it's not a bad steering rack, far more componets are gonna wear out before the rack does.
With that said, i'd say bearing or tie rod end. Jack the front up so the wheels are off the ground, put one hand on the top of the tire and one on the bottom and try to wiggle it. If it doesn't move, put one on each side (while looking right at the wheel) and try to wiggle it that way. If nothing abnormal, try the other front wheel. Depending which way there is play (if any) will determin wether its a bearing or a rod end.
If it was a wheel bearing, when he turned left, the noise would come from the right side as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the right side during a left turn (I just replaced 2 wheel bearings on my truck). I'm thinking tie rod...could be a wheel bearing, when you turn left it probably load tests it and makes the grinding noise