New to the forum, and can't seem to find much about this (similar things, but nothing exact).
I bought an S-MAX (2007 2.0 Titanium) three weeks ago, and all was going wonderfully until the last couple of days..
When turning the wheels to the left, no matter how small of an amount, a loud 'grinding/straining' sounds comes from the NSF wheel arch.
This has gotten progressively louder rather quickly (gone from an annoying grind three days ago that was barely audible, to a loud straining noise
today that overpowers the radio).
The noise is more audible inside the car than it is outside, as I stood by the wheel and got my partner to rotate the wheels left to right a few times.
The noise happens when the car is standing still or travelling, and isn't affected by speed.. but doesn't happen when I turn right.
I'm guessing it's something to do with the suspension, but my knowledge of mechanics isn't great, so I don't know where to even start looking or
what/how to check.
I really appreciate any help someone can provide, as I don't really want to spend money at a dealer if it is something I can tinker with myself!