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Old 10-27-2012, 03:05 AM   #1
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Alright prepare yourself!

Ok I have a sound and this started when I put my long tube headers on. My "buddy" drove the car to Shawnee for me and I found out later he hit 140 in it messing around. Which I was ok cause the car was fine. So I didnt have the cash to buy my full exhaust so I ran open headers on it. Well as you know with open headers there are a lot of noises so I paid it no attention. But it's almost a grinding noise and it only does it when the car is in motion. So anyway today I finally for my full exhaust on. There's a separate thread about it. But anyway we got the exhaust on and started it, rev'd it and no exhaust leaks! Well I pulled out and rolled my windows down and that same noise was there. I immediately thought (exhaust leaks) so I turned around and said hay fix it ya know? And he said reverse and come back In on neutral so i did. He said is you break pads? I was like what? He said ate those cheap brak pads and I said ya! Cause I bought freaking cheap a$$ brak pads. He said that the metal in the cheap pads is grinding on the rotar! And I had my buddy reverse and come back in and ya it sound like it coming from the wheel. But it's only the passenger side. He said most likely when my buddy did 140 he proly braked hard and it got that pad down to a metal spot. Idk I'm gunna try and replace the pads. But I want your guys opinion on what you think it is? It's a very dominant Noise guys. Thanks!
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Can you feel any sort of a grind in the brake pedal when you brake?
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It may have had nothing to do with your buddy doing 140. It could just be time for new brakes. Btw, you probably have one caliper sticking if your pads are worn down more on one side then the other.
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No I can't feel grinding. And I mean I replaced the pads proly about 7 months ago. But they were shi**y *** pads! And ya he said that to about the caliper told me to get a good set of ceramic pads and new set of clips. The rotars are brand new.
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No I can't feel grinding. And I mean I replaced the pads proly about 7 months ago. But they were shi**y *** pads! And ya he said that to about the caliper told me to get a good set of ceramic pads and new set of clips. The rotars are brand new.
If they are grinding they won't be new long.
Even the cheap $20-30 pads should last longer then 7 months unless you've been on a road course.. If the grinding sound is not linked to the brakes by either wheel speed or or the pedal then you are barking up the wrong tree.
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No I can't feel grinding. And I mean I replaced the pads proly about 7 months ago. But they were shi**y *** pads! And ya he said that to about the caliper told me to get a good set of ceramic pads and new set of clips. The rotars are brand new.
Pull the wheels off and look!.. You'll be able to tell then if you've got metal on metal going on!..
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Pull the wheels off and look!.. You'll be able to tell then if you've got metal on metal going on!..
What he said
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Could be a wheel bearing too.
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It only grinds when I'm moving if I stop it stops. And at high speeds I can't hear it but maybe it's Because of the wind. But like I said if my wheel is moving its makin thy hideous noise. They guy said that I just got to a part of the pad where there is a lot of metal an it's grinning on my rotar.
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U should be able to see on the rotor where it is grinding.
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Could be a wheel bearing too.
I agree with dablue i would say it may be a wheel bearing. It makes a grinding noise while not braking then its a wheel bearing. It makes noise while braking it metal on metal.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:35 PM   #12
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Ok i went to auto zone the guys said he thinks it the caliper and it's sticking and the caliper. Braket is seized up. I also figured out that it not does it when I drive straight but if I turn sharp right it stops if I turn left it gets worse? Idk! It's only on the pass side yet? What should I do?
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Ok i went to auto zone the guys said he thinks it the caliper and it's sticking and the caliper. Braket is seized up. I also figured out that it not does it when I drive straight but if I turn sharp right it stops if I turn left it gets worse? Idk! It's only on the pass side yet? What should I do?
It sounds like your caliper pistons are sticking. I don't know much about handling a seized caliper, but I know they sell rebuild kits for the pistons in the caliper. That might be cheaper than buying a new caliper.
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Your so called Buddy should buy them

He wouldnt be my buddy anymore If someone pulled something like that in my mustang
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Ok i went to auto zone the guys said he thinks it the caliper and it's sticking and the caliper. Braket is seized up. I also figured out that it not does it when I drive straight but if I turn sharp right it stops if I turn left it gets worse? Idk! It's only on the pass side yet? What should I do?
Idk man, that's starting to sound like a wheel bearing. Btw, don't listen to the ****sticks at Autozone. They don't have to have any experience to earn minimum wage and push parts there.

You're gonna have to jack up that wheel and check it out thoroughly. Get it off the ground and see if it has any play left to right then try up and down. If its tight you're gonna need to pull the wheel off and see if you can inspect your brake pads.

Can you post a sound clip of the noise?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:30 AM   #16
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Ya I'll try and get one done tomorrow and put it up

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Have bay pics or info on what I should be looking for if it's the bearing or caliper or what have you?

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Ya I'll try and get one done tomorrow and put it up

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Have bay pics or info on what I should be looking for if it's the bearing or caliper or what have you?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:42 AM   #17
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Your so called Buddy should buy them

He wouldnt be my buddy anymore If someone pulled something like that in my mustang
+1 a swift kick in the balls would be essential
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:41 AM   #18
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Who cares if he messed up ur break pads!!! Your buddy went 140 in your car!! I'd be pi$$ed just bc of that!
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Yeah anyone does speed like that in my car is getting a swift kick for sure.
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No one drives my car that's my solution!
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Ya I'll try and get one done tomorrow and put it up

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When you jack up the wheel, you should not be able to wobble the wheel at all. And if you look in between the vent of the caliper you can see the sides of your brake pads. If one looks like its got more pad then the other then there's your problem. But from my experience, I'd say its not a brake issue. If you had a brake issue the car would likely pull to one side when you brake.
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When you jack up the wheel, you should not be able to wobble the wheel at all. And if you look at in between the vent of the caliper you can see the sides of your brake pads. If one looks like its got more pad then the other then there's your problem. But from my experience, I'd say its not a brake issue. If you had a brake issue the car would likely pull to one side when you brake.
+1 I didn't think of the pulling side to side. Good point.
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And an easy way to check for a sticking brake pad is to drive it for a bit then get out a d check if one rim is hotter than the other. I had a caliper fail to release and it was so hot it was smoking when I pulled over. There was no noticeable pull just a strong smell of brake pad burning.
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That would be a good indicator as well.

OP needs to quit jerking off and jack that thing up so he can tell us what's going on before his wheel falls off! lol, just bustin your balls OP.
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When you jack up the wheel, you should not be able to wobble the wheel at all. And if you look in between the vent of the caliper you can see the sides of your brake pads. If one looks like its got more pad then the other then there's your problem. But from my experience, I'd say its not a brake issue. If you had a brake issue the car would likely pull to one side when you brake.
True!... But there are other things that can cause pulling to one side when braking!.. Such as bad ballpoints!.. A recent problem I just solved!..
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Alright guys thanks alot for the help! And it wasnt the pad it wasn't the caliper it was the wheel bearing. It's was actually nothing I or anyone else thought of! It was the dust cover! It was bent in a little and the rotar was scrapping it. It made a pretty good slice in it to! Luckily the rotar wasn't damaged! But hay guys thanks a lot!
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At least you figured it out! Btw, that was my next guess! Lol, now you just got to figure out, who was the dingbat that bent the dust cover???
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