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2001 Toyota Prius Question: Car Makes Noise When I Make A Right Turn

 

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Consumer King, Santa Clara, CA, March 26, 2009, 23:43
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My Car makes a noise when i make a right turn only.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 27, 2009, 23:03
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    What kind of noise is it? The Prius is front wheel drive, is it a clicking sound that increases with the velocity of a tight right hand turn? If so it could be a worn CV joint which would require replacing the axle. turn the wheel fully to the right and look in from the front bumber. At the back of the wheel you will see a shaft with a rubber boot. The rubber boot keeps grease in the CV joint is if the boot is damage grease will be flung around the inside of the wheel and steering knuckle. There is also a possibility that the front sway bar link has broken, it is too hard to guess without hearing the noise first hand.

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    jtijani January 25, 2011, 07:37
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    Have you had your car tyres changed recently.

    I once had my tyres changed and almost immediately after it started making this awful noise everytime i turn. I went back to the tyre place and they insisted it was not the cause.

    I had the belt changed, oil change, all sorts of repairs with no luck.

    One day i had a flat tyre and called the AA to help. They then found out that when u had my tyre changed they had put an incorrect rim and insisted that i change it.

    The minute this was changed, the noise stopped.

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    Visitor, July 27, 2011, 11:02

    what kind of noise was yours making

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    jennifercw February 19, 2011, 20:42
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    I have a brand new Ford Edge 2011 and it makes a noise when I turn right....the Ford place says they don't know what to do to fix it. what should I do. the car only has 1800 miles on it.

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