odd noise turning right

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    2011 S

    So, I got an odd noise when turming right. However, it is only when going forward. It only seems to happen above 10mph, that I have heard. It does not do when sitting still, either in gear or not. There is no click from the cv joints that is have found. And it is only happens after turning so far. If I turn under that amount, no noise. If I turn more, it does not continue. It is just a quick half second slight grind noise and then it stops. What it sounds like is just a quick simple rub, say the tire on the inner fender, but there is no rub point. It is not a super loud noise, but you can slightly feel it in the floorboard and slightly in the steering wheel. To me, it seems like either something in the steering such as the shaft needing lube, or the left bearing. Oh, the sound seems to be on the left side. 1 last thing, it seems that if I do not use the brakes before turning, the sound may not be happening. I have not fully tested that theoryz and my brake fluid is fine.
     
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    Well, took off the LF tire and checked things out. I didn't notice any odd wear patterns on the tire. All boots look good. The hub passes the push and yank test. I know, very scientific! Pulled the caliper off and the pads have loads of life left. Cleaned them up and greased the ears and shims.
    The steering shaft looks great, the boots in the engine bay and cabin all look good. Not a thing seems to be wrong or a potential issue. Brake fluid is at a good level, however, it is slightly dark, may be time to flush it. It may be as simple as that.
     
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    Sooooooo. found the noise tonight. It had changed from turning right, to happening when slowing. I thought, that sounds like a plastic bottle hitting cables. So, I reached under the seat, yeah empty pop bottle. :rolleyes: Pulled out the bottle and my wife just looks away. It's her vehicle!
     

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