: Ball Joints? Bad Wheel Bearing? Control Arm?

08-16-12, 01:20 PM
Hey guys was hoping someone can help me out with this noise. 05 STS when i take a turn through a parking lot I notice there is a rubbing or thumping sound that seems to come from the rear of car. Only when turning at low speeds (maybe high speed but cannot hear it) I really notice this noise and feel a rub when reversing from a parking spot and the steering wheel is turned sharply.

Described noise to dealer and they say rack and pinion. Would like to get some other opinions.

Thanks Guys

08-16-12, 01:47 PM
The same noise was going on with my car and it was diagnosed as the rack which the dealer replaced under my extended warrwnty.

08-17-12, 04:44 AM
If it sounds like it is coming from the rear axle area, and you have posi-traction, it may be the limited slip clutch chattering; my '06 had this (when cold) but it would go away after it warmed up a bit.