The front driver’s side wheel won't turn. We started hearing a weird noise/ with a slight vibration when in a right-handed turn. We had just replaced the two front tires shortly before we started hearing/feeling the noise. The tire shop advised us that this was happening due to a tire out of balance. Now the car is sitting in the middle of the road with the two front tires going in different directions. Please tell me some thing to look for that may be the issue.
Steering issues, one side in front won't turn. on 1991 Ford Escort
by dixiemoma in Leicester, NC on June 21, 2011
ANSWER by raiderron , June 22, 2011
The key was what you said at the end. Sitting in middle of road with the two front tires going in different directions. That makes it sound like you broke a tie rod end. Before that the noise when you turned right and the left front now will not turn makes it sound like you have a bad wheel bearing that has now locked up. If bearing is bad enough then maybe you mean the left front tire is leaning real bad because of bearing. When you say going in different directions do you mean it is severely pigeon toed or duck walk?