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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-03, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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noise when turning right and braking

hey,

when i turn right and/or when i brake firmly there is a sort of grinding/rubbing sound coming from the front of the car, more from the right hand side i think.

does anybody know what this is? i think it is the front wheel bearings as when i checked them for movement the left wheel was a bit wobbly so i tightened the nut up as much as i should of (finger tight) and the wheel still wobbled and the noise remained.

please help!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-03, 07:19 AM
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Grinding and rubbing? Like metal on metal?

Check that your brake pads have not worn completely out.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-03, 01:42 AM
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I've got the same problem with my car, take your wheel off and check both sides of your brake disc, and see if there is any scratches on it..
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-03, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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im pretty sure the brakes are good, the ones on the left have heaps of meat on them. i havnt checked the right side but if the is heaps on the left then there will be heaps on the right.

im thinking of changing the entire front end wheel barings this weekend, hopefully that is the problem. before i do that i'll check to see if the rotors are warped.

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the brakes won't necessarily be even, especially if a caliper has seized, or partly seized and has caused the pad to gradually wear down faster than the other..
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-03, 04:20 AM
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wheel bearings??? happend on my EA under braking while turning would get a grinding noise....i changed over the bearings..new grease and its all good... my existing one had grooves in it...metal shavings everywhere...
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metal shavings where? existing what, bearings?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-03, 05:17 AM
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yeah the bearing had metal shavings around the cup part... actually grooved 2 lines into the cup.... the heat from it grinding on it also heated up and glazed da disc aswell my brakes went to shit all from the wheel bearing
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-03, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for all ya input guys, i went to onw of my relos mechanic workshop and he spun the right wheel and we could hear that the bearings were stuffed.

this weekend im gonna change the bearings on both sides.

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