Weird Noise When Turning ('99 Accent GSI)

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Guncho, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    My sister reports that when turing left there is a weird noise coming
    from the passenger door area when she turns left. She also reports
    that car drives left when you let go of the wheel.

    Car has 58,000k and no warranty

    Any idea what it could be?

    Chris
     
    Guncho, Oct 24, 2005
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  2. Guncho

    hyundaitech Guest

    Any description of the noise beyond weird? My first thought is brake
    sensors, but I could be way off here not knowing what it sounds like.

    If the wheel is set so that the car drives straight and then the wheel is
    released and the car begins turning left reasonably hard, then I'd check
    the front tires to see if they match, are in good condition, and are
    properly inflated.
     
    hyundaitech, Oct 24, 2005
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  3. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    When you let go of the wheel the car drifts lift at a slow rate. I
    will get her to elaborate as to the noise.

    Chris
     
    Guncho, Oct 24, 2005
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  4. Guncho

    nothermark Guest

    Any good alignment shop would be a starter for me. If they are good
    they will tell you if there is a problem before they charge for an
    alignment. ;-)
     
    nothermark, Oct 25, 2005
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  5. Guncho

    hyundaitech Guest

    Drifting left slowly doesn't sound like an issue.
     
    hyundaitech, Oct 25, 2005
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  6. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    If the wheels are out of aligment, isn't that bad?

    Chris
     
    Guncho, Oct 26, 2005
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  7. Guncho

    Jody Guest

    any car will drift slowely if you let go of the stearing wheel.
    look at the tires, how are they wearing?
     
    Jody, Oct 26, 2005
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  8. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    The two front tires are new.

    Chris
     
    Guncho, Oct 26, 2005
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  9. Guncho

    irwell Guest

    Could be a constant velocity joint problem, if it is a clanking
    sort of noise.
     
    irwell, Oct 26, 2005
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  10. Guncho

    hyundaitech Guest

    It depends on what's out of alignment, how far it's out, and why. Toe can
    be a little out of spec with significant consequences. But drifting to
    the left or a wheel off center issue doesn't necessarily mean total toe is
    out of spec. So, that's why I'm not particularly alarmed. If your
    current tires are new, how did your previous front tires wear? If they
    were worn primarily on the inside edge of both or the outside edge of
    both, that would usually indicate a toe issue that should be corrected.
    If they were worn on both the inside and outside edges, that would
    typically indicate an underinflation issue.
     
    hyundaitech, Oct 26, 2005
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  11. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    Ok so I talked to my sister. She says the noise only happens when she
    turns left and it sounds like glass or wires moving in the door???? It
    could be coming from the tire area though maybe is my thought.

    Does anyone have any idea what that could be?

    Chris
     
    Guncho, Oct 29, 2005
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  12. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    Anyone have any idea what that noise is?

    Chris
     
    Guncho, Nov 1, 2005
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  13. Guncho

    Noname Guest

    The noise may be coming from a broken boot on the axle. The car pulling to
    one side can be bad allignment or unbalanced tires.
     
    Noname, Jan 10, 2006
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  14. Guncho

    Noname Guest

    It'll cause un-even wear on your tires. (wont last nearly as long.)
     
    Noname, Jan 10, 2006
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