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maidmarcia
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Aug 2, 2008, 8:05 AM

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Okay, I have a 2003 Hyundai Accent, with 60,000k. It's a 4 cyl. automatic. I just bought it in February. The car has brand new brakes.

I just started noticing that when I turn my wheels sharply to the right (and it could be to the left too, I just never sit in the passenger side), there's this odd grinding/rubbing sound. I'm not sure if I just never noticed it before, (I play music pretty loud), or if it just started.

Should I be concerned about this? I've heard the same sound before when turning sharply in my dad's Ford Club Wagon, but this seems to be pretty loud.

Should I take it in to get checked? Or is there something I can tell my dad so he can take a look at it?

Thanks for your help.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 2, 2008, 8:21 AM

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Yes - It needs to be checked out asap. If brakes are known responsibly new it's likely a CV joint or bearing you are hearing. Anything making that noise would be important and potentially a safety issue,

T
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maidmarcia
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Aug 2, 2008, 10:09 AM

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Yes - It needs to be checked out asap. If brakes are known responsibly new it's likely a CV joint or bearing you are hearing. Anything making that noise would be important and potentially a safety issue,




I'm confused by that, especially



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If brakes are known responsibly new



What does that mean?

What am I supposed to say to the mechanic? How do I articulate the problem?

Problems with CV joints make a clicking or cracking sound typically, so that doesn't really explain the rubbing sound does it?


(This post was edited by maidmarcia on Aug 2, 2008, 10:11 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 2, 2008, 10:28 AM

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"If brakes are known responsibly new"
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Sorry - I should have expounded on that: Some people just toss in brake pads and call it a brake job. The real job should also include careful inspection of the calipers, rotor replaced or resurfaced, hardware as needed, flex connecting hose inspected or replaced and sometimes at customer's request or by improper work these things are overlooked. Most shops would be doing the right things IMO.

It's more likely that CV joint or bearing is the problem. If a brake is worn out, uneven wear, hardware broken then if just done that should go back. You really shouldn't blame anyone or suggest what is wrong unless you are sure but allow the tech to determine the problem with your description of what's wrong or noticed. For all I can know from here some road debris is caught up in something causing the noise.

It needs checking out no matter what. If you are told it's brakes THEN point out that they were recently done by the same shop if you go there. I do suggest building a repore with a shop when possible with a history of what's been done,

T
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maidmarcia
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Aug 2, 2008, 11:53 AM

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Thank you very much for the advice.

I did take my car in for an inspection after I bought it, mainly because I could smell a funny burning odour whenever the car was moving fast--turns out it was just the new paint on the underbody. Anyway, the automechanic did check the brakes and said they were okay.

I just don't want to take the car to a garage and be fleeced because I don't really understand prices and stuff. I'm sure a mechanic could rip me off by overcharging or doing stuff that isn't required, and I would never know the difference.

But thanks again for the thoughts, I really appreciate it. I'll mention that to my dad and maybe he can come to the garage with me.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 2, 2008, 12:07 PM

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Couple things on followup:

Anyone who take advantage of folks car biz or not is a jerk. There's no call for that and problems aren't limited to car service whatsoever. That's also a good reason to get to know a shop to tend to your routine needs. Meed the tech(s) and when happy let them know it ---- better yet, ask for that person by name to service you car. Trust me you'll make someone's day to ask for them! It can be a faceless, nameles job just working away at cars all day without ever knowing if someone was happy with your work.

Brakes: It's not so easy to know for sure that they are perfect without a complete dismatling of them. Something unseen could be right on the verge of sticking and could easily be missed. There's a judgment call with miles and overall looks of things - AND THE OWNER'S REQUEST OF COURSE as to how nuts you should go. Some folks will say "Just make it new again" without regard to cost and other's pinch for each buck and it's not the best place to cut a corner.

Your description is fine. If need be take a tech out for a quick ride so they hear just what you are talking about which avoids confusion.

Good luck with the fix,

T
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maidmarcia
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Aug 18, 2008, 5:17 PM

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Hi,
Just to let you know, I took my car into get that sound checked out, and it was just the flap knocking against the rotor. They fixed it immediately.
However, unfortunately, they also took a look at my rear struts, and both are completely shot.
It's going to cost me about $500 to get them both replaced.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 18, 2008, 5:51 PM

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Thanks for reporting the fix for the noise. Sorry about finding the stuts in need but better to know then be surprised I guess,

T
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