While turning in either direction during low speed parking lot maneuvers, if a creaking, squawking, squeaking, grinding, or groaning sound is heard from the front strut area, locate the front strut dust boot and rotate the dust boot side to side. If the sound is present, applying lubricant to the jounce bumper (bump stop) of both front struts can help with the noise.
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I had a grinding noise when I turned the steering wheel .. I found a rubber cover in the floor board it was pinched and pushed in I recovered it with a new one and fixed the problem... Easy fixed after I drained the power steering fluid and replaced the pump and reserve --- I couldn't believe it ..
i have the same problem, a groaning sound like an old boat when I turn at low speeds in either direction. I will try lubricating the struts to see if it helps.
I changed the rack & pinion, lower ball joints, added pwr steering cooler line and then-- I had the upper strut mounting caps (with bearings) replaced and the noise went away !!
will now lube the struts to stop the noise