2012 GT steering "grinding" after lowering?

Discussion in '2011+ Mustang GT 5.0L Tech' started by Mikey383, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Mikey383

    Mikey383 Junior Member

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    I lowered my Mustang 1.5" about a week ago, and since then I've noticed the steering seems to make a grinding sound above 10mph when turning toward the right, and in reverse when turning the wheel to the left. If I turn the wheel either direction while standing still, I get no noise.

    I have new strut mounts with stock struts, so I know the strut mounts shouldn't be the issue. I haven't taken it in for an alignment yet, waiting until after the holidays for that.

    Any ideas? I couldn't seem to find anything on a search. It almost sounds like a bad power steering pump, but that obviously can't be the problem.
     
  2. Mikey383

    Mikey383 Junior Member

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    I may have found the culprit. I had to dimple the headers to clear the steering shaft when I installed them, and I'm thinking I didn't dimple them enough. A little mark with a paint marker shows that the headers are rubbing a bit. I probably just didnt notice the problem until the car was lowered.
     
  3. AndrewNagle

    AndrewNagle forum member

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    Had same issue