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Old 04-20-2014, 02:59 AM
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noise in the front driver side wheel?

Hey I have recently noticed a wierd noise coming from my front driver side wheel. It sounds like something is rubbing on rotor, but when I press the brake itgoes away but once I let go of the brake the noise comes back immediately. Does someone know why?
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Re: noise in the front driver side wheel?

Had the same issue on my o4.....It was a frozen caliper pin. It was'nt allowing the brakes to release all the way on the one wheel. It also had a slight pull in the wheel upon brake application. It was the brakes screeching that made the noise and would disappear when brakes were applied.
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Had the same issue on my o4.....It was a frozen caliper pin. It was'nt allowing the brakes to release all the way on the one wheel. It also had a slight pull in the wheel upon brake application. It was the brakes screeching that made the noise and would disappear when brakes were applied.
What do I need to do to fix this? Or why does this happen? Do u know?
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Re: noise in the front driver side wheel?

The caliper slide pins need to be regreased after many miles otherwise they become frozen and won't allow the brakes to release properly. If you can do a brake job, you can fix this yourself.
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The caliper slide pins need to be regreased after many miles otherwise they become frozen and won't allow the brakes to release properly. If you can do a brake job, you can fix this yourself.
If they're frozen can you still regrease them and be able to release properly, or are they f'ed up already? Thanks for the help!
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Re: noise in the front driver side wheel?

You can usually free them up with a little effort on your part. In your case (as it was with mine) the noise disappears with a brake application. This tells me that the caliper has not frozen entirely because you are getting a brake application on that wheel.
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You can usually free them up with a little effort on your part. In your case (as it was with mine) the noise disappears with a brake application. This tells me that the caliper has not frozen entirely because you are getting a brake application on that wheel.
Oh alright, thanks alot for the help.
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Re: noise in the front driver side wheel?

Let us know about your results......
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Let us know about your results......
Today I noticed that even though I apply the brakes it still makes the same noise, and sometimes it gets prettyloud. Idk haha
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Re: noise in the front driver side wheel?

well it could just be that the pads were trying to tell you "hey im making noise, i could need new pads, you need to have me looked at" which apparantly you havent done so now it could be in the "hey im grinding away at your rotors because you ignored my prior cry for attention"mode. Stop reading/guessing and pull a wheel off NOW before you have more and more expensive repairs. If it did indeed start as a frozen pin that means one of your pads is in constant contact with the rotor so its like you are keeping your foot on the brake pedal all the time. some pads will make a screeching noise when not applied to let you know its time for brakes. the longer you wait the more parts will be required. if they are dragging that also means excessive heat buildup(smelled anything funny lately) that heat can cause brake hose failure which means loss of brakes and pumping your fluid out on a very hot surface that can under perfect circumstances catch the wheel on fire. get the point?

and just in case i didnt make myself clear brakes are the single most important componant on your vehicle for both you and your loved ones, as well as the general public that share the road with you

if you had some automotive backround then you could make an educated guess as to whats going on and decide if its dangerous or it can wait, but it sounds like you dont have that knowledge so you need to err on the side of safety and get it checked out asap
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Let us know about your results......
Thanks for the help, itturned out to be my brakes were unevenly wasted. I just replaced them and so far everything is good(:.
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