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rough steering return from hard left turns
Hello, the old Highlander (04 v6 awd 256,000 miles) is experiencing what I would best describe as a "rough" sort of noise with a vibration in the steering wheel after you make a hard left turn, such as into or out of a parking spot, pulling onto a street, etc. The noise is not a metallic or grinding, its almost like something is studdering when you quickly return the wheel to center after the turn.
The car had new monroe struts about 12k miles ago, the fluid is clean, and the tie rod ends were replaced with the struts. The lower a arms are still original though, and I just did four new tires about 5k miles ago, which so far are wearing evenly.
I haven't had a chance to really investigate this yet, I was just wondering if anyone else out there has experienced something like this before. thanks in advance for your help!