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 Post subject: Grinding Noise in cab - BA Fairmont
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Lately my car has been making a strange grinding noise, seems to be related to steering somehow rather. When i turn my steering to the right about an inch the noise goes away but when turn it back to center or to the left, a loud grinding noise comes on again.

Just wondering if its a wheel bearing, power steering (oil is good) or something else ?

Thanks in advance.
 Post subject: Re: Grinding Noise in cab - BA Fairmont
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Loose rack maybe?
BA's are renowned, for them becoming loose



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 Post subject: Re: Grinding Noise in cab - BA Fairmont
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:14 pm 
Tyre Shredder

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Does it do it when stopped or only when moving?

If it's only when moving i'd be inclined to say wheel bearing although they make more of a loud droning noise rather than grinding.



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 Post subject: Re: Grinding Noise in cab - BA Fairmont
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:20 pm 
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if its more a creaking clicking noise id say tighten the 2 rack mount bolts. but grinding? check your front balljoints arent flogged out and dragging on the inside of your brake rotor



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