When I turn left in my dodge straustus 05 it makes a knocking noise in the rear

How do I get it to stop maim that that noise. I ran on to a curve recently now it does it often

My car has an automatic transmission.

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With knowing that the vehicle has had a contact with a curb, I would likely say that something in the suspension has been bent, and therefore may be what is causing the noise. It will really be necessary to have the vehicle inspected to identify what is causing the issue. There could be a bent control arm, bent spindle, failed bushing, or even a bad hub. The severity of the damage, and its likelihood of a failure, would be impossible to guess at without doing a detailed inspection. If this is something you would like to have looked at and/or repaired, contact a certified mechanic, like the mobile mechanics at YourMechanic.com.

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Commonly, engine knocking occurs because of a buildup of oily carbon deposits inside the combustion chamber. This can be caused by burning oil or incomplete combustion from misfires, which coats pistons, cylinder heads, and other parts of your engine with residue.
Bad Tires/Bad Left Tire – A knocking sound may be heard when tires go bad, if they are unbalanced or misaligned, or if there is a broken belt in one of the tires. Wheel Bearings – If a wheel bearing is severely worn out the wheel will not be able to spin freely. This may cause a knocking sound to be heard.
Tie Rods: A clunking sound as you turn can be a sign of a loose or busted tie rod. Sway Bar Link: When experiencing poor handling in conjunction with a knocking noise while you turn, your sway bar is likely the culprit.
If the smooth rumble you`re used to coming from your engine is replaced with a repetitive tapping or pinging sound that becomes louder and faster as you accelerate, that`s a classic sign of engine knock.
Rod engine knock is caused when the rod bearings are worn and they cannot support the pistons in the crankshaft any longer. The sound you hear is the pistons knocking against the crankshaft walls and this can lead to devastating engine damage.
Freewheeling. Freewheeling occurs when you crank the engine and simply hear a whining noise without the engine cranking. When this occurs, it means the starter is not engaging with the flywheel. This is a worrying situation which could result in having to replace the whole component.
If you hear a clunk when the suspension works over bumps, you may have excessive clearance in a joint due to wear. It might be as simple as a loose nut on the strut, or something more subtle such as a shrunken, dried-out rubber bushing.
If you`re driving down the road and you start to hear a clunking, rattling or metal-on-metal scratching noise, it is possibly the stabilizer bar links causing the sound. The stabilizer bar links are supposed to fit incredibly snugly, without any play or movement except between rubber bushings.
You may not think a lot about your car`s suspension system, but if it fails, it can quite literally stop you in your tracks. Driving with a broken or worn out suspension system not only puts unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle`s tires, but it can put you—and others on the road—at serious risk.

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Very Loud Knocking noise from left rear wheel when turning left and braking
ANSWER : The problem could be in the transfer case unit, but the device is mounted closer to the driver than the rear wheel so the noises or vibrations are generally a little more obvious. Especially during sharp turns the transfer case and rear end assemblies are working pretty hard with the wheels turning at different rates. I suggest hiring one of our mobile experts to diagnose the noise you’re hearing. Wheel bearings and worn out suspension components like sway bar links cause similar noises.

Rattling noise from front left during left turns or while going over bumps.
ANSWER : Hi there. Base on the information you’ve provided this may be a result of the leveling kit installation. I would check the caliper on the left front and make sure the mounting bolts for the caliper and pads are proper tightened. Then check the installation of the shock to see if the nut is overtightened and squeezing the bushing flat; simply look a the top of the shock and see if the bushing is flat and allowing the metal washers to make contact. Also check the sway bar link for similar signs as noted for checking the shock. The last thing that I would suspect is a wheel bearing that may not have been properly tightened or may need to be torqued. YourMechanic has several technicians that can provide you with a proper suspension inspection for the noise and advise you further on repairs.

car won’t start.
ANSWER : A possibility is a faulty ignition switch. If the switch opens after the car starts, the engine will shut off. But, that is just a possibility and a diagnostic would have to be performed to rule that in or out. Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Starters motors can display intermittent operation if they are faulty. With a fully charged battery, if the starter motor does not run that signifies an electrical problem in the starter circuit (includes the ignition switch) or a problem with the starter motor itself. If there is power to the starter motor and yet it doesn’t run, the starter is condemned and replaced. Alternatively, if there is no power to the starter, or there is a big voltage drop anywhere on the circuit to the starter, then the circuit has to be traced until the fault in the circuit is found. Notably, faults can include high resistances, due to corrosion, wire strand breaks, or loose terminals, which can only be diagnosed using a voltage drop test. Regardless of what the underlying cause of the no start condition is, if you desire that a certified mechanic resolve this promptly, please simply request a no start diagnostic and the responding mechanic will get it diagnosed and repaired for you. Please let us know if you have further concerns or questions as we are always here to help you.

Strong knocking from front driver’s side and passenger side when making turns left OR right.
ANSWER : The steering rack and pinion assembly is mounted in rubber bushings; they may be deteriorated and allowing the rack and pinion to contact the sub frame making the knocking noise.

The other component to look at is the struts upper bearing and rubber bushing. These get dry of lubricant and should be lubed with a teflon grease when installed so the rubber will not get damaged.

Have someone feel the top of the strut mount under the hood while the steering is turned back and forth to see if the knocking or popping is in the strut. The rack and pinion bushings should be inspected from under the vehicle.

If either or both are bad then they will need to be replaced.

A mobile mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can come to your home or business to inspect the knocking noise at your home or business.

When I turn left in my dodge straustus 05 it makes a knocking noise in the rear
ANSWER : With knowing that the vehicle has had a contact with a curb, I would likely say that something in the suspension has been bent, and therefore may be what is causing the noise. It will really be necessary to have the vehicle inspected to identify what is causing the issue. There could be a bent control arm, bent spindle, failed bushing, or even a bad hub. The severity of the damage, and its likelihood of a failure, would be impossible to guess at without doing a detailed inspection. If this is something you would like to have looked at and/or repaired, contact a certified mechanic, like the mobile mechanics at YourMechanic.com.

Steering to the right or left makes a noise.
ANSWER : I believer the cause of your noise is your power steering pump or belt. If your pump is making a loud whining noise then you may have a power steering leak and the pump is starving for fluid. Check the power steering to see if it is low on fluid and if it is then a leak is present. Have the system checked to see if you have a leak and then do a complete inspection of the front end.

grinding noise while turning right or driving straight
ANSWER : Hello. If the noise is still there when the engine is off and if you are not turning the wheel, then it is typically either a failing bearing in the rear differential or it can be a failure in the transfer case if it is four wheel drive.

The transfer case is a very common failure on this vehicle. If it is two wheel drive then I typically start by draining the oil from the rear differential and inspecting the fluid for metal.

Any metal in the fluid indicates a bearing failure. If that is also fine, then it may be an issue within the transmission. It may be a failure in one of the thrust bearings. If you need to get this looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your car’s grinding noise.

Car makes loud tapping/knocking when turning slighly left or left front left tire area. started after clutch replacement
ANSWER : Hello. I would need to know what the noise sounds like in order to get a better understanding on what may be going on. Most of the time, if this occurred right after the transmission is removed and replaced, it is caused by something not installed correctly in the clutch or it may be an axle issue. From what you are explaining, it sounds like you have a cv axle that may be failing. This can occur after they are removed and replaced during this repair. If you want to have this drivetrain noise fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair this.