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Grinding noise when turning right at moderate speed (10-40 MPH) - 2005

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Onomatoprius, Jan 23, 2024.

  1. Onomatoprius

    Onomatoprius New Member

    Jan 23, 2024
    2005 Prius
    Hey y'all. Have an '05 with 212k miles on it.

    Had a noise start about a month ago (or that's when I noticed it, at least). It sounded like mechanical mayhem on the front left wheel when I turned right.

    It sounded familiar, so I went ahead and replaced the wheel bearing with OEM.

    A lot of the noise went away. It's totally quiet when driving straight now, but a certain noise persists when I turn right.

    It's not the mechanical mayhem sort of noise from before, but a very consistent grinding hum. Like someone is dragging a rock across concrete. I can feel the sound as well, in the steering wheel and center console. Nothing major, but I can feel it.

    I looked over the suspension and all the joints/bushings/boots/etc. look fine. The inner fender isn't sagging at all and there's no parts interfering with each other that I can see.

    Anyone have any ideas? Is it at all likely that it's actually a steering issue?

    Thank you for any and all responses!