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    Thread: Clanking noises when turning the steering wheel

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      09-18-2012 12:52 AM #1
      As I was backing up to park today, I noticed some clanking noises when ever I turned the steering wheel in any direction. From my best estimation, the sound is coming from around the wheel well on the driver's side. I can't tell if the passenger side makes this noise.

      Anyone have any idea what this could be? The only mods i've done related to suspension are new wheels, but I kept my oem tires. I bought my wheels and had them installed at america's tire. Should I go there first or go to my dealer?
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      09-18-2012 02:58 AM #2
      id go to the tire place and id they can't do anything, then throw the oem wheels back on and go to the dealer. knowing them they'd say the aftermarket wheels caused it and void the warranty

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      09-18-2012 10:20 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GLIr View Post
      id go to the tire place and id they can't do anything, then throw the oem wheels back on and go to the dealer. knowing them they'd say the aftermarket wheels caused it and void the warranty
      Well that's the thing, I sold my oem wheels.
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      10-05-2012 04:02 AM #4
      did you ever figure out what was wrong?

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      10-05-2012 11:50 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GLIr View Post
      did you ever figure out what was wrong?
      Yes. It was the heat shield on my steering column hitting the other heat shield for the turbo.
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      10-05-2012 12:39 PM #6
      My '13 just started that turning.
      Any turning, but esp low speed and in reverse.

      Will advise dealer.

      (4 weeks in and the rattles start.) hahahaha

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      10-05-2012 05:29 PM #7
      i had a similar noise, but was actually coming from the steering wheel. Turned out it was the clock spring, dealer replaced for no charge yesterday. sorry if this was off topic
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