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2000 Ford Taurus Question: Steering wheel noise

 

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Visitor, 3.0L V6, Hugo, MN, June 21, 2011, 18:57

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?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, June 21, 2011, 19:05
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    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.

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