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Grinding rotational noise in front end


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damianjoakes
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Aug 17, 2020, 8:44 PM

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Hi thank you for reading this,

As of about 4 days ago my car began making this grinding rotational sound when I go above 30 mph. It only happens when I'm driving straight or turning left (worsens when I turn left). It also feels like it's coming from the outside of the car near the tire but when I brake it feels like it shifts to the engine bay. The noise and feeling is definitely coming from the front passenger side. I changed my brakes about 2 weeks ago and when I did the change on that side the caliper was frozen but I was able to unseize it. The noise also completely goes away when I turn right, and the steering wheel sort of shimmys at the same time that the grinding happens. I don't feel any looseness in the steering wheel and I feel like I have complete control over the car still so I know it can't be a tie rod, and there is no popping or clicking sound so I feel like it can't be a CV joint.

I appreciate the time for reading this and some help would he extremely appreciated.


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Aug 18, 2020, 4:46 AM

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I changed my brakes about 2 weeks ago and when I did the change on that side the caliper was frozen but I was able to unseize it.


No calipers do not "unseize".

You may have been able to temporarily move it but the problem has not gone away. If the caliper piston is binding, then both calipers need to be replaced. If the slides are freezing, then they need to be disassembled, cleaned and lubed up until they work freely or are replaced.



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