The steering in my Escort is groaning like a banshee when I make a hard
turn to either the right or the left. It sounds like it is coming from
the left side of the steering/wheel assembly. Mild turns don't result in
the noise. The car is riding well -- no shimmies or difficulty in
steering. Just this wicked groan.
About a month ago I had the right tie rod end replaced and the front
aligned. I'm hoping the left tie rod isn't going the way of the right.
I'd appreciate any ideas on where to start.