Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Noise When Turning

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

When turning at roundabouts or slower speed corners I get a grinding noise coming from the front or rear can't tell which.

Only seems to happen when turning right though.

Any idea's what this could be. I have gen2 Prius 55 plate with just over 80k on the clock.

Thanks in advance.

Link to post
Share on other sites

For those symptoms, it is the same as a conventional car because a Toyota Hybrid also has many conventional components (even if some of them are slimmed down e.g. brake discs are thinner). I would guess at either a disc brake (i.e. the friction elements of the Prius braking system), wheel bearing or CV-joint.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Edit: I should have used the word spline instead of gear and I did
not understand that it was a problem with the shaft and I got muddled up thinking it was related directly to the steering rack - oh well, so much for my memory!

I believe the Gen 2 recall steering problem is related to hardening or actually lack of hardening on the spline that engages with a shaft that connects to the steering rack. If it fails there will be NO steering at all.

Here is a short video for the steering problem from Luscious Garage blog (http://lusciousgarage.com/blog/prius_steering_intermediate_shaft_recall_c0t_-_details_for_owners/):

So I think it's very unlikely that the OP has a steering problem as the symptoms would be very different.

Hope that helps.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

My money would be on front wheel bearings, most likely the nearside front.

Been there.

Had the pleasure.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...