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screeching noise when full turn... what gives?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by e9999, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    Hi all:
    still looking at a 99... Had a short test drive only.
    If I'm not mistaken, while making a sharp RHS turn (wheel turned all the way) there was a screechy sounding noise. Didn't have time to figure this out, and I will go and have another look and drive if warranted. But I'd like to hear your thoughts on what this is likely to be and how to find out for sure. Is it likely to be
    - just tires contorted on asphalt (they are fairly old and worn original Michelin I think)
    - steering pump bottoming out
    - something rubbing under the fenders?
    Any advice on likely problem, how to tell, and potential for serious trouble?
    thanks much
    Eric
     
  2. cruiserman

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    If it were a full lock turn, it was probably the steering stop rubbing. Classic horrible sound on the IFS minitrucks. Replace the missing plastic cap, or put some grease in its place.
     
  3. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    thanks cruiserman, but what should I look at and where is this stop?

    no chance this would be something having to do with the power steering? I have vague recollections of having been told once that a screeching sound like this means something wrong/worn with the power steering system (a valve/pump or some such thing?)

    thanks
    eric
     
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    Eric,
    Sounds like it could be as simple as the PS belt being loose.
    Bill
     
  5. cruiserman

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    Hard to diagnose a noise without hearing it. The steering stops are on the knuckle at each front wheel. It's definitely a metal on metal sound, not a high pitched squeal like a brake pad or slipping belt.