Bit of Noise When Driving after a Car Wash

New to Ozbargain but 've heard that you can get answers to a lot of questions here LOL..

So,I'm having a honda civic 2013 sedan, service twice a year regularly, pretty much no issues at all on the road
until ysd I drove my car to a self service car wash and had my car washed…
There wasn't any noise when I drove there as well as when I finished the wash and drove out of the car wash bay. But when I was on my way home, I started to hear some weird sound when I was driving and the noise kind of increased a bit when turned my steering wheel. It lasted for a while and settled down slightly afterwards. nothing was shown in my dash board indicator.
That was ysd and I probably will get it check anyway if noise persists today..
I've done DIY wash with this car once before but nothing went wrong. I use spray gun to wash my car and wheels and I didn't open the bonnet at all. I assumed that everything should be fine?

Just wondering if anyone has a clue or has any similar experiences..

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  • +20 votes

    Blinker fluid low for sure. Check and report back.

  • +8 votes

    What is "ysd"?

  • +5 votes

    That was ysd and I probably will get it check anyway if noise persists today..

    Does it?

    It's likely just water on your brakes.

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      I haven't done any driving yet today… will do in the arvo and with update it. Yeah hope that's nothing serious when you know nothing about cars any noise raise your anxiety level…

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      ^ This is the logical response. It sounds like water or some debris or other on a control surface or similar, I wouldn't worry to much unless it persists (Real story brakes are shot and pads worn to metal on metal coincidentally :P )

  • +3 votes

    ms paint diagram please

  • +7 votes

    I think you need a new car

  • +3 votes

    Sounds like a write off. I’ll give you $100, cut your losses

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    Wheel hub assembly / half shaft / CV joint / CV boot.

    One of the rubber boots on the axle assembly might have a hole in it and has let water in. Being rubber they fairly perishable/consumable items which condition should be checked every service.

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      I thought it might be CV Joint/Boot too but hard to tell as noise not really described well. Fits with increasing noise when turning steering wheel though. OP, is it a clicking noise?

  • +8 votes

    OP can type every other word but ysd, lol,

  • +1 vote

    most probably water on breaks,does it make "keez keez" noise when breaking?

  • +3 votes

    If you listen really closely, do you hear a sound similar to..

    "Ooo… What a nice shiny car.. wooo".

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    lots of story about how the noise appeared. No story about the actual noise…

  • +1 vote

    It’s probably water in the bonut. Is the sound a a “squeak “ or more a “prisst” or a “grooof” because that would help

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      maybe………squeak?? I'm really bad at identifying sounds though. I did a quick drive today it's not as obvious as yesterday can't hear anything yet when I turn but still some sort of sound when breaking. Overall better and I'm due for another service soon so…trying to survive till then

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        I think maybe power steering belt got wet or is on the way out.
        The wheels maybe brake dust oxidation. If you don’t have brake cleaner, just get the garden hose and spray all inside eat or the wheels and see if that helps with the sound.

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    Here's some sound advice: turn the music up until the sound goes away.

  • +1 vote

    my first car was so old and dirty, it was really only the stubborn understains that held it together!

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    Go here and ask Honda civic owners on a targeted audience car forum

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    Pure coincidence my friend.
    But then again could be water on a moving part that will quickly dry out anyway

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    Water and soap on the accessory (fan) belt.

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    You don't give us very much to go on… noise - weird… however, you provide ample detail of one suffering from the classic symptoms of suffering from paranoid delusions.

    One tiny little detail was you describing, "when you turn"… if only you could be more specific with this "weird" noise.

    I suggest it has been there for quite a while and what it would be is wither your steering fluid is low (so check that) of the wash has dislodged something near the front wheels allowing it to rub at times "when you turn".

    Why don't you discern your own thoughts on what YOU are encountering?

  • -1 vote

    You're having a Honda Civic. For how long?

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    Why is he in penalty box lol

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