Steering wheel making a weird noise when turned
Hello guys,I just bought a used 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 in May 28th,with 192k miles on it.I payed $1500 for the car.I though it was a great deal at that time,because it was a Ford and it was runnning,and cheap.
I had a couple of problems with the car,though.The car was very bouncy ,the engine was getting hot too fast,AC was not working and the steering wheel became a litlte bit lose after some time.
I had to replace the rear struts about a week ago.The car was quite unstable and bouncy,it got a lot better with the new quick struts.
Nothing that would compromise my safety,though.
But today,I just noticed a loud squerk metal coming from behind the steering wheel every time I turn it,to the left or to the right.The sound is coming from behind the steering wheel(I believe it comes from the steering column).
The sound happens when I am turning the steering wheel with the car stopped and running,and it happens at any speed.
Do any of you guys,experts in Taurus,have an idea of what this weird sound coming from behind the steering wheel when I turn it, can indicate ?