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When I make a right turn it hear a loud noise .

EDIT for OP: Well it's a Nissan altima 05 . Every time I make a right turn i hear this metal noise . I check my wheels and only me right side has that hole so I figured that's what's causing that noise

  • Adding as much information as you can will help someone help you. What's year/make/model? Are you on the gas, off the gas, coasting? Does it happen on the freeway. How much do you have to turn? What does the clunking sound like? Can you feel it in your floorboards? Can you feel it in your steering wheel? Please describe the issue in the most detailed fashion you can. Cheers! :-) Jan 17, 2016 at 20:21
  • In a word: NO. Not a chance. At least not until we get more information. You've given us nothing to go on here. Jan 17, 2016 at 20:29
  • Well it's a Nissan altima 05 . Every time I make a full turn i hear this loud noise on the left side. A friend of mine told me it was the power steering
    – user14398
    Jan 17, 2016 at 20:34
  • Here's a link to a tour to help you understand how this site works. mechanics.stackexchange.com/tour Also, click around to some of the other questions and see what you can do to get a better description of what you are experiencing into the question. I don't think someone is going to be able to determine if "your car is safe to drive" with the limited info you have provided. I'm not sure what 'hole' your even referring to. Jan 17, 2016 at 20:47
  • Well if you look inside the spring there's a hole but thanks
    – user14398
    Jan 17, 2016 at 20:49

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Not a great lot to go on, but it does sound like a siezed bearing at the top of the strut. Because the bearing is not able to rotate, the Spring is forced to slide across it's mounting which it does suddenly causing a loud 'twang' noise. The hole in the cover in your photo will have nothing to do with the problem.

  • I recently got my engine switch . But if that's the problem, what's the estimate to get it fixed ?
    – user14398
    Jan 17, 2016 at 21:09
  • Or the ball joints?
    – user14398
    Jan 17, 2016 at 21:15
  • While the car is stationary, get someone to turn the steering wheel from fully left to fully right while you watch the spring, see if it suddenly jumps and makes a noise. I don't know how much it would cost to repair.
    – HandyHowie
    Jan 17, 2016 at 21:51

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