Grinding/Rattling noise when turning wheel towards drivers side
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This is a discussion on Grinding/Rattling noise when turning wheel towards drivers side within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hi everyone, I have an 06 WRX with about 79k miles on it and when I turn the wheel towards ...

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    Grinding/Rattling noise when turning wheel towards drivers side

    Hi everyone, I have an 06 WRX with about 79k miles on it and when I turn the wheel towards the drivers side I hear a loud grinding noise that sounds like it is coming from passenger side. I do not hear it with a slight turn, I have to actually turn the wheel for a few seconds and if I accelarate while turning the noise gets louder. Does anyone have any idea what this is?

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    Check the boots on the passenger front axle. Sounds like one of the joints may have taken a crap on you. Could also be a simple problem with the wheel well plastics. Inspect those boots, and check to make sure the plastics are inserted correctly.
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    Is the noise coming from the front or the rear? I would check your backing plates for the front rotors and make sure a rock hasn't gotten caught between the rotor and plate or the plate isnt bent contacting the rotor, I would check all your exhaust heat shields, your inner fender covers, and I would also check to see if the backing plates from the rear rotors have rusted and are rubbing on the inner lip around the hat or the rotor ( If the noise is indeed coming from the rear.).

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    I had a similar issue on my last car. It ended up being the wheel bearing.

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    I had noise on my '04 WRX on hard right turns (i.e. with some speed behind it). It turned out to be rust on the back of the rotor rubbing against the backing plate. Sanding it down with a dremel tool would get rid of the noise for a year or so and then it (and the rust) would tend to come back again. I don't know what started the rusting process but once rust starts, it's hard to get rid of sometimes. It was more annoying than anything else. The dealer thought it was the wheel bearings at first (car was still under warranty when it first happened and they changed the wheel bearing on both wheels while they were at it and cleaned up the rust while they were in there. When it came back I knew it was the rust (which returned), not a bad bearing.

    Of course, it could be a bearing, but you might take a look for rust in the area around the rotor.
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    i have the same issue too, a grinding noise on the passenger side, every time i'm making a full turn on left. that is after i had a new coil overs last spring.
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    Thanks everyone, ended up being the edge of the rotor rubbing against one of the plates. When I had the rear brakes done they never sanded down the edge of the rotor.....

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