Grinding Noise In Front When Turning Wheels
Third and last issue that I can't figure out with the new truck.
When turning the wheels (rotating steering wheel) there is a grinding in the front end. It does this with the vehicle sitting still in the driveway, or anywhere for that matter, and seems to be worse turning the to the left vs. the right. It sounds like there is sand paper stuck in a joint. It did not do this when I first got the truck and I have only had it for about a month. I did have a slight squeak in the front that sounded like a bird chirping so I thought I would hit the rubber grommets in the suspension with a little spray lube in an attempt to silence the squeak. Well I succeeded in silencing the squeak but this grinding started the next time I drove the truck. I then thought I lubed something I shouldn't have and caused something to be able to move that should not be able to. I then went back and soaked everything I had spray lubed with Simple Green and hosed it all out real good trying to wash out the lube. After I do this the grinding will stop for a day or less and then return. If I have the wife turn the wheels while I watch the suspension I can hear the noise and it seems to come from the track bar but I can't make it stop. While driving the sounds seems to be coming from the drivers side front.
All fluids (xnsfer case, diffs, xmsn, etc.) have been changed by the dealer since I bought the truck. I checked to ensure hardware is tight with the vehicle on the ground. Can I use another degreaser product without damaging the rubber grommets? Other than this issue the truck drives GREAT. I just can't figure out how to make this stop without rebuilding the entire suspension, which I would do if I had won the lottery and did not have to drive the thing to work everyday.
Any ideas - HELP. This noise makes me crazy although I don't think it is anything dangerous or causing any real harm?