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Old 04-30-2008, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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rubbing noise

Hey guys. If you've followed my Paseo's build thread I mentioned I was having some brake drag problems. So, I just got done replacing the pads and rotors on the car. However, I still seem to be having some noise up front. It sounds like noisy brakes. It also changes pitch and gets louder as I turn right. It also seems to be comming from the front passenger side. Any ideas?

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I could see it making a grinding noise that might be like a rubbing, but I don't know, it's just the first thing that pops into my head for old cars.
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it might be that. Did you properly "set in" the brakes? (do the braking maneuvers to mate the pads to the rotors?)
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then it probably is a suspension problem. Jack it up, put some long lumber under the axle and take off the tire (I don't trust jackstands, really easy to tip and have the car roll back off the jackstands and crush you and your new brakes. I put wide, long and thick wood to keep it up. the car will have to slide 3 feet back/forward off the wood to fall off, and slide past the brake discs to fall off left/right). Once you have the tire off, check all the suspension parts, anything unusual that could rub against the tire or wheel well while turning right.
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I have nothing against using jackstands, I just don't trust a top-heavy vehicle like mine up on jackstands. If no lumber is available I'll use jackstands over just-a-jack anyday.
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Sounds like a wheel bearing to me, based on the sound changing as you load up that wheel in a turn.

Guess #2 is simply the brake backing sheild touching the rotor. EDIT: but I can't see that changing pitch so much when you turn.

EDIT2: if it were a wheel bearing going, that could also seem like a sticking brake when rolling the car. The reason I'm familiar with wheel bearing problems is because the ForkenSwift has had a noisy front right bearing since we got the car. It'll get fixed sometime in May.
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^^X2 ,bad wheel bearing.

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