why does my car squeals when i turn the steering wheel

30

Asked by Feb 18, 2014 at 03:37 PM about the 2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2002 chrysler sebring convertible and when ever im driving at a low speed to turn a corner or turn in/ out of a parking space theres a squealing/creaking nose. ive already checked the power steering fluid and the liquid is at the FILL line and i just replaced the struts in may of 2012

18 Answers

55

Power steering pump is low on fluid or pump is going out.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
1,535

The belt is doing it

1,535

What engine do you have in it?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

it a 2.7 liter

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
30

is it a specific belt thats doing it

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,450

if your p/s fluid is full then it is possible that the p/s belt is loose.

1,535

You have 2 belts a serpentine belt and 2nd one exclusively for the power steering pump that needs to be tightened

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,450

is your fluid full, if so then tighten the belt

1,450

also since you mentioned going in and out of your drive way the noise is it from the front or the rear of the vehicle, in the rear the upper control arm bushings can be real noisy.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
3,665

I have a similar problem with my 06 touring. It is definitely a suspension creak in front, it happens at low speed when the car bobs slightly. Dealer and shop can't pinpoint it, it stops in winter. I think it's bushings too.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Lower ball joints my 2000 did the same thing till I replaced them

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
60

i bought a used 2002 sebring i know 1st mistake however i have a metal type grind/squeak in front i pulled wheel found that the brake retainer clip is missing ,also i have hard steering until it warms up any ideas on that oh also it seems to stop in the cold

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

My 2001 does it too. It is like a creaking door. 10,000 miles ago I changed rack, all control arms & ball joints, bushings, tie rods. Pr4etty much everythin, including strut bushings. I did not change struts, but I do not think that is it. Before rack had come loose and only 1 bolt was holding it. Would a loose mounting of rack make that noise?

60

hey all you sebring drivers had my car inspected and alined under a 100 miles the wheel fell off was the lower control arm how they miss it idk but the squeak is gone

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
60

about power steering i found out today that the 2002 uses atf 4 tranny fluid i was flushing mine and replacing with preston but seems to be worse that was the clear kind so going to reflush with the atf and will update

60

i would think the rac would make all kinda problems but missing bolts i never thought of that will have to look at mine thanks

10

First check tire pressure, low pressure puts more stain on all streering parts. Next don't try to turn wheels sitting still, move the car frontwords or back just a tiny bit. Last check or have the belt tension tested and checked for wear.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Have an 04 sebring that makes these noises. Today while driving my front passenger locked. Upon inspection it looked normal. Took off again heard loud pop. Something ate through my rim and tire leaving tire on inside of rim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sebring

Looking for a Used Sebring in your area?

CarGurus has 2,899 nationwide Sebring listings starting at $1,600.

ZIP:

Search Chrysler Sebring Questions

Chrysler Sebring Experts

#1 Sparky222
Sparky222
Reputation 2,760
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 1,960
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry Solara
38 Great Deals out of 1,442 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,656 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Nissan Altima
1,031 Great Deals out of 81,562 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
974 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Camry
1,001 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 376 listings starting at $1,600
2009 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 151 listings starting at $3,000
2008 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 582 listings starting at $1,999
2007 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
298 listings starting at $2,995
2006 Chrysler Sebring For Sale
243 listings starting at $2,700

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.