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Old 07-16-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Loud Rubbing/Scraping on Left turns

So anytime I make a left turn, even slightly I hear this really loud rubbing or something scraping, sounds like its coming from the front right side of the car. I started noticing this after I put in a new downpipe and uppipe, I checked those and they dont move at all. I also took it to the dealership for an oil change and asked them to take a look at it and he said he didnt know what it was. Any Ideas or places I should check??? Thanks
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:43 PM   #2
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could be as simple as the inner fender gaurd...
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:09 PM   #3
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Have the car running but standing still- have a friend turn the steering wheel and look under the car while he does. Eventually you'll fine it. Don't rely on the dealer cause that's a waste of time for them and probably didn't even bother looking.
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:21 PM   #4
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Is you car lowered? Do you have new rims on it?
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:54 PM   #5
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Might wanna take a quick check of the brake pads also. I had 1 of the 2 pistons in my calipers get stuck once and it made a scraping sounds only on right turns, after the front 1/2 of the pad was worn away.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:02 PM   #6
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Yah Its not that fender gaurd and my car is lowered, but it has been and this is a new noise, just happened right after the up/down pipe. I will have someone check well its running and see what we can find out, as well as checking the breaks. Thanks for the ideas
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:04 PM   #7
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my wifes 99 legacy does something similar....I was told that it is your wheelbearing starting to "flex" a little and it is allowing the rotor to come in contact with the backing plate. Basically he told me to take the rotor off and look at the backing plate for any rubbed areas and if so hit the plate with a mallet to tweek it a little.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:18 PM   #8
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Oh I forgot to say that the noise will stop whenever I push the clutch in, so if im in mid turn its really loud, push the clutch in and the noise is gone. Thats what really confuses me, anyone have ideas?
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:28 PM   #9
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i have this same sound, im checking it out this weekend when i can get jackstand time at the rents house
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:16 PM   #10
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Same issue here, except right turns as well. It is a constant metallic scraping/rubbing noise, only during turns, that sounds like a brake issue. Also seemed to get worse with more aggressive driving as well as w/ back seat passengers, but then goes away over time. Seems to be coming from the rear of the car. Checked pads, rotor, guard, e-brake, and nothing seems to be wrong. I adjusted the e-brake a little, but to no avail.

How does it sound when the wheel bearings go out? Anyway to check for bad bearings?

How costly/labor intensive is it to replace the bearings?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have put up with this issue for some time.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:41 PM   #11
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Bump, need help anyone ever actually fixed this???
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:43 PM   #12
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I have something like this too. Right turns with loud thrumming and vibration from the driver's front. Worse when the tire pressure is down even a couple pounds.

My un-expert guess is that the wheel isn't holding alignment in turns and the sound is from the tire. But bearing flex could also be an issue. I'm might just take it to the dealer.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:20 AM   #13
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Could this be a problem with the tranny??? Since the noise does go away when I push the clutch in
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:59 PM   #15
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I'd also like to hear if there are any fixes to this. Mine seems to be on some right and left turns, but more on turns over bumps, and with people in the car.
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I have something like this too. Right turns with loud thrumming and vibration from the driver's front. Worse when the tire pressure is down even a couple pounds.

My un-expert guess is that the wheel isn't holding alignment in turns and the sound is from the tire. But bearing flex could also be an issue. I'm might just take it to the dealer.
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Bump, any fixes
My problem was a bad wheel bearing. Don't know about the OP, but this is a 2 year old thread.
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