Steering wheel noise on 2000 Ford Taurus

The steering wheel makes a dry sounding noise every time I turn the steering wheel and it seem's to get worse over time. the steering fluid level is good every time I checked it. Could it be a tye rod or a ball joint going out? Is it dangerous to drive?

Asked by for the 2000 Ford Taurus
1 answer
It's hard to say if the car is safe to drive or not without being able to do some tests or experience the problem first hand. It could be a bad tie rod end or ball joint. The Ford power steering pumps are always noisier than other car manufacturers. It's safest to get it checked out even by a tire shop and see what they think is wrong.