I'm driving my father's old Audi 80 from '89 (it's a Diesel with now
ca.460.000kms, but never had any problems).
Now, I have a problem and I hope someone will be able to suggest what the
cause could be:
When I start driving, there's no problem; but after some kms, the car starts
to make a shrieking sound when I turn to the left. the sound is clearly
coming from the left side at the front. But the more I drive, the louder the
sound gets, and in the end, the sound even occurs when I drive straight. But
no such sound when turning right. The problem is most obvious when I have to
make small steering adjusments to the left; the noise becomes so loud that I
get weird stares from people in the streets ... But another strange thing:
when I press the brakes a little, the noise is gone ... As soon as I release
the brake, the noise is back.
We've checked the brake blocks, but they're still in good condition.
Anyway, I think the sound is caused by something that expands or swells,
since it only occurs after I have been driving some time; now that the
temperatures are lower, it takes longer for the noise to occur; during
summer, with temperatures of 32°C or higher, the noise occurred much
Does anyone have a suggestion about the cause of this noise? I don't know
that much about mechanics, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance!