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Grinding noise when turning steering wheel / Ford Focus 2012

Ford Focus 2012 - 25,000 miles

There’s a loud grinding noise from the front end of car when I turn the steering wheel… even when the car is off and in park.
I can post videos of the noise if needed. Thanks for the help!

The grinding noise you hear might be from a bad upper strut bearing.

Since this noise occurs with car not moving, place your hand on each strut tower while someone turns the steering wheel back and forth.

If there’s a bad upper strut bearing, you’ll feel it


The other question we should ask is the one Tom or Ray often asked in this sort of situation.

“When was the accident?”