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What's Causing The Noise In Your VW Polo When You Turn?

Causing The Noise In Your VW Polo

By Automotive PerfectionPublished 27 days ago 3 min read

Do you hear clunking, squealing, popping, groaning, or whining noises while turning the steering or the wheels of your VW Polo? If yes, then you must go through this article to find out why your VW Polo is making noise and how to get rid of this unpleasant noise.

Reason and troubleshooting of the unusual noises of the VW Polo

Failing wheel bearings:

· These are components situated inside the wheels responsible for creating a link between the tires and the axle. Their function is to make the wheels move flexibly. The grease comes in contact with the air as the airtight pack ruptures along with the wheel bearings.

· This causes a grinding or humming noise while turning the wheels due to friction and dried-out wheel bearings. You may notice these noises, particularly in the affected wheel only while speeding your car.

· Visit a nearby VW workshop and ask the mechanic to remove the damaged bearing and insert a new bearing into the wheel.

Damaged shock and strut:

· Both of them are major components of the suspension system of your car. They are nothing but the springs and the pedals joining the wheels and the suspension system. They absorb all the reverse frictional force and the impacts exerted by the bumps or rocks on the road and provide you with a comfortable ride.

· Mainly cracking and ticking noises can be heard if one of them is damaged.

· You have to visit a qualified mechanic to replace or repair these components. Provide him with your car’s manual for better assistance.

Dried-out bushing:

· The elastic rubber-like component is situated within the steering wheel and the suspension system. These bushings consume the excess shaking of your car while driving on dusty roads and provide you with a smoother ride.

· Creaking, grinding, and rattling noises are heard if one of the bushings is damaged as the suspension and steering joint come in contact.

· You can replace the bushing by yourself with the help of your car’s manual or you may seek the help of a mechanic.

Blocked steering reservoir tank:

· Hydraulic steering oil is stored in this steering reservoir tank and used to get supplied to the steering pump through rubber pipes whenever required. As this steering fluid is very essential for the steering to turn the wheels, the reservoir tank keeps the oil safe by shielding it from getting contaminated or getting leaked.

· The blockage in the reservoir tank occurs due to the filter present inside the tank to clean the hydraulic oil. This cleansing of the oil lets the specks of dust and the rust get deposited in the tank resulting in the blockage of the tank. A grating noise is heard while turning the steering due to the blocked reservoir tank.

· You can seek a professional’s assistance to repair the leakage or clean the blockage of the reservoir tank.

Rusted Ball joints:

· These ball joints connect the front two wheels to your car’s suspension system as well as the steering. Each wheel has two of these ball joints. They are responsible for the turning of the front wheels.

· If you notice a popping or creaking noise while turning in any particular direction, then the ball joint in that particular area of your car is rusted or broken. Without a single ball joint also, your car cannot turn at all.

· Take the help of a mechanic to remove the tire first and then replace the damaged ball joints with new ones.

Damaged CV joints:

· They are the connecting tissues within particular wheels and their axles. They help the wheels to take immediate sharp turns at different angles.

· You may notice a clicking or knocking sound with worn-out CV joints. You may feel severe vibrations also while increasing your car’s acceleration.

· Visit your nearest VW workshop and ask the mechanic to replace the particular damaged CV joints as these cannot be repaired.

The Ending

Probably, you have liked reading this informative article regarding the noises that are usually heard while turning your VW Polo. Defects in any parts of the steering, the suspension system, and the wheels are responsible for this kind of abnormal sound. Try to fix these issues by yourself by checking the exact defect. Otherwise, take your car to a learned mechanic to repair or replace the damaged part so that abnormal noises will be stopped.


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