If the noise comes when you turn the steering to the left you might want to check your power steering fluid. Add fluid if low or if the fluid is dark brown instead of red, change the fluid. Simple to do with a siphon pump. Suck out as much fluid as you can then fill up with fresh fluid. After about a week repeat the procedure. You might have to do this three or four times over time but eventually most of the old fluid will be gone and replaced with new fluid. There will of course be some of the old fluid remaining but will be diluted out with fresh fluid. This is the simplest procedure to change the power steering fluid without dismantling anything. Check your manual for the correct fluid to use.
Of course if the noise is always there, then the wheel bearings might need to be changed. I experienced a similar problem years ago on my FIAT 128SL. It was a bad bearing on the right wheel.
Inner tie rods go bad on most cars at that mileage. The problem is the lack of lubrication during manufacture. The makers of those parts rely too much on the plastic bearings with a little moly grease. The small amount of grease they put is not enough to lube the joint. I added grease to my ball joints using Pyroplex Blue. So far my ball joints are still good at 162,000 miles. My inner tie rods is different story though. When I added grease to it, the inners already have some play. After greasing, they got more quiet. I haven't replaced any of my vehicles joints yet but will be replacing the inners in about a couple of months. I will be replacing the rest of the suspension parts at around 220,000 miles.
Last edited by jeepney_driver; 02-23-2013 at 03:37 AM.