Grinding/groaning noise when I do sharp turns


Hi all,

Am hopefully going to get the shop on Friday to get this fixed, but any ideas what this could be? When I make a hard right turn, there is this low groan, grinding noise. It’s coming from the front left tire. Someone mentioned perhaps a CV joint? Are these expensive to fix? Oh yeah, have a 2003 Toyota Corolla.

Thanking you all in advance!



You can check the CV joins yourself. Get down on your hands and knees at the front of the car and look underneath. Look for the two drive axles. They extend from the engine and connect to the area behind the wheels, right in the center of the wheel. They are protected by a black rubber boot at both ends. Check to see if one (or more) of those boots is missing or torn open. If so, a bad CV joint is the problem as dirt has contaminated the joint and destroyed it. The cure is having a PAIR of rebuilt axle shafts installed which includes 4 new boots. Figure $350-$550 parts and labor. Prices can vary considerably depending on the quality of the replacement axles (or the mark-up enjoyed by the shop)…