Unusual noise when turning right

kia
spectra

#1

I have a 2008 Kia Spectra with 52,000 miles. About a month ago I started noticing a metalic spinning type sound coming from the back right of my vehicle when turning right. The noise is now getting louder and louder. Any idea what this could be?


#2

It could be a bad wheel bearing.


#3

It doesn’t have the same sound as a wheel bearing. Its higher pitched and a more graceful noise.


#4

Graceful eh? Wheel bearings make a variety of sounds when they go bad. If the car has rear disc brakes it could be a brake pad wear indicator rubbing when you turn. On a Kia Spectra, there aren’t many moving parts on or around the rear wheels, so it’s a bearing, brakes or tire noise, 97.5% guaranteed.


#5

The only thing else moving around there would be the electric fuel pump in the gas tank. I wonder if the amount of fuel in the tank makes a differene. Maybe the fuel is sloshing away from the pump during the turn.