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Grinding/rubbing sound with sharp left or right: Normal?

Grinding sound with sharp left or right: Normal?

Not really going that fast, but when I make a turn into a street, etc, sometimes I hear a grinding/rubbing sound? Is that normal.

VDC kicking in or something? I'm probably doing about 20mph sometimes.

Sorry if this topic has already been covered.

I have the window down and radio off, when I hear this..

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Re: Grinding/rubbing sound with sharp left or right: Normal?

Do u have enough power steering fluid in the reservoir? Good place to start looking.

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Truck is brand newish. Have you listened for any sounds? I'm kinda anal about stuff, so I guess i'm really listening hard to hear things.. But it's definitely there.
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I had something similar on my 07. When I turned hard to the left I'd hear a grinding noise. It turned out to be my right side caliper was starting to seize up. Do you have excessive brake dust on any wheels? If you go to an empty parking lot a drive in circulars can you recreate the sound?

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Edit: on second thought do you have mud flaps or bigger tires? Maybe the tire is contacting something in the fender?
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newish? I would go by the dealer, ask for a tech to take a ride and let him have a listen. dont leave it and expect them to be able to hear it.

Also, my first guess would be tire scrub. some vehicles and tires are worse than others.

Being new, puts oversized tires low on the list of causes.

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Odd. Thought this might have been a common situation and just the electronics kicking in ready for taking over if things got out of hand. Guess not, if nobody else is hearing this, when taking a hard right or left turn, without really slowing down to 10mph, etc, then I might have a problem. Hmmm. Maybe the mud flaps. Going to look under the truck sometime soon and see if there is any evidence of anything rubbing.

Still think people maybe aren't listening as closely as I am, when making a hard turn at 15+mph. Maybe some of you will check this out. Roll your window down and when turning onto your street, if safe, go at it above 15mph, and see if you hear anything. Thanks.

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I had something similar on my 07. When I turned hard to the left I'd hear a grinding noise. It turned out to be my right side caliper was starting to seize up. Do you have excessive brake dust on any wheels? If you go to an empty parking lot a drive in circulars can you recreate the sound?

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Edit: on second thought do you have mud flaps or bigger tires? Maybe the tire is contacting something in the fender?
Have the OEM mud flaps. Good idea about testing in a parking lot.

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newish? I would go by the dealer, ask for a tech to take a ride and let him have a listen. dont leave it and expect them to be able to hear it.

Also, my first guess would be tire scrub. some vehicles and tires are worse than others.

Being new, puts oversized tires low on the list of causes.
Could be tire scrub I guess. Maybe the new tires running in? These are not oversized. It's a 4x4 KC SV V6. That's it and nothing more really. Think all the SV come with mud flaps too.

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Still think people maybe aren't listening as closely as I am, when making a hard turn at 15+mph. Maybe some of you will check this out. Roll your window down and when turning onto your street, if safe, go at it above 15mph, and see if you hear anything. Thanks.
My truck doesn't make the noise you are describing.

Fender liners intact? I've lost a bunch of screws out of mine.

Any chance it's only occurring the first time you reach 15-20 mph after starting the truck, but not after that?

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Probably the shield on your brake rotor. Its easy to bend when removing or installing the wheels. when turning it flexes the rotor just enough to rub the dust sheild and make a rubbing/grinding noise. If this is the case, simply bend it back away from the rotor a bit
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Probably the shield on your brake rotor. Its easy to bend when removing or installing the wheels. when turning it flexes the rotor just enough to rub the dust sheild and make a rubbing/grinding noise. If this is the case, simply bend it back away from the rotor a bit
Oh ok. I'll take a look at that. Thanks for all the replies. I'll update the thread with my findings.

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My truck doesn't make the noise you are describing.

Fender liners intact? I've lost a bunch of screws out of mine.

Any chance it's only occurring the first time you reach 15-20 mph after starting the truck, but not after that?
Seems to always happen. Usually I slow down a fair amount but sometimes, if it's safe, I like to pull into/out of a right or left 45 degree turn fairly quickly (like pulling out of a street onto a 3 lane highway) and that's when I can hear the sound, when I lay the gas on and the turning radius is sharp.
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