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Grinding in Left Front Wheel

The grinding is only when i am not pressing the brake. Its mostly as im turning and accelerating, It sometimes sounds as if the brakes are skipping on the rotor. I pulled the tire and the brakes are kinda low but... not low enough that they are at metal.

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  • nburgy Oct 27, 2008

    I figured it out, the caliper was shot and not retracting correctly. Replaced it and all is well

  • StarKeeper May 11, 2010

    the grinding may be coming from the axle.

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And the brake pads where OK?

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