Car makes "scraping" noise when turning

Asked by Oct 31, 2008 at 08:05 PM about the 2006 Nissan Sentra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just recently crashed the sentra from the front into a sidewalk.. broke the front axle and messed up both tires which were all replaced... everything seems to be running fine but when i make a right turn (does not happen when i make a left turn) you can hear something scraping... nothing is dragging and nothing is leaking so im not sure what it could possibly be... any ideas are very much appreciated!

7 Answers

25

Your wheel is probably rubbing against the sidewall by your tire.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
65

Turn your wheels all the way to the right, and see if you've got any rubbing. If not, take it to a mechanic you trust, and get him to check it out.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
35

Is it when you are moving or stopped? Or all the time? Rack and pinion may be bent.

5

have a look at the plate over your front left brakes and bend it open

125

my sentra scrapes too on low speed and turning...i think its the brake calipers are touching the rotor somewhere...

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
2,055

Could be a bad CV joint on one of the axles as well, but definitely try bending the heat shield behind the brake rotor back a bit. While you've got the car in the air, try putting one hand on the top of the tire, and the other on the bottom, and see if you can wiggle the top & bottom of the wheel towards & away from you - if you find much play, I would check the wheel bearings & ball joints.

2007 Nissan Sentra. Check the right upper engine mount. Bad right motor mount causes rattle noise accelerating and turning to the right at low speeds. Noise comes from the right side bottom of the engine, and is between the right inner cv joint and the front final drive in the transmission.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sentra

Looking for a Used Sentra in your area?

CarGurus has 54,410 nationwide Sentra listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Sentra Questions

Nissan Sentra Experts

#1 L_R
L_R
Reputation 1,300
#2 Doran Harney
Doran Harney
Reputation 1,260
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
982 Great Deals out of 80,582 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Corolla
736 Great Deals out of 71,823 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
611 Great Deals out of 89,012 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
966 Great Deals out of 89,959 listings starting at $750
Used Nissan Versa
304 Great Deals out of 22,334 listings starting at $1,885
Used Honda Accord
799 Great Deals out of 85,752 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Maxima
310 Great Deals out of 25,487 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
559 Great Deals out of 53,233 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Focus
505 Great Deals out of 56,488 listings starting at $1,095
Used Mazda MAZDA3
238 Great Deals out of 31,768 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
690 Great Deals out of 51,594 listings starting at $800
Used Volkswagen Jetta
414 Great Deals out of 39,687 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Fusion
1,130 Great Deals out of 83,095 listings starting at $1,498

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Sentra For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 35,499 listings starting at $10,999
2016 Nissan Sentra For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 3,625 listings starting at $10,000
2015 Nissan Sentra For Sale
133 Great Deals out of 4,788 listings starting at $7,988
2014 Nissan Sentra For Sale
107 Great Deals out of 3,901 listings starting at $6,850
2013 Nissan Sentra For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 2,188 listings starting at $5,795

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.