I decided to start this thread because I haven't found a thread related to the issue I have with my car on here, or maybe there is one but I just have not come across it yet.
If any of you knows about a thread related to the issue I am going to explain further, please let me know.
Problem: I hear cranking noise from the front wheel on the passenger side when the car is starting to accelerate or when it is slowing down at a traffic light or parking spot. The cranking noise gets very loud like two pieces of metal are rubbing together or something is breaking, especially when the car is moving about 3-5 mph with the front wheels are slightly turned (for example, when backing out from a parking spot or getting out from the parkway with the wheels slightly turned).
I just took my car to a local Lexus dealer and they checked the lower ball joints, and there is nothing wrong with it. They also didn't notify me what is causing the cranking noise. I don't know what is really causing this issue. It just makes me feel unsafe to drive on the freeway!
The cranking noise only appears during dry weather, but it is gone during winter time when it is raining. If anyone has had this issue before and knows what is causing it, please let me know.
Any advice is highly appreciated!!!
Vehicle: 2001 Lexus GS300