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BRAKE DRAG & NOISE

Front left brake binds after about 5 miles the noise sounds like a lorry brake drum when it needs the dust blowing out , almost like a mountain horn not realy a squeel, i have replaced the front rotors & the left brake hose & pads on both sides but the noise remains, the wheel seems to spin smooth with no sign of a worn bearing& no sign of any play that you can feel either up&down or side to side or in &out the bearing seems fine, the noise stops when breaking hard but then remains untill i stop & leave it for 5 mins or so ps the noise increases to more of a banging at speeds of 50 mph but the car stops in a straight line with no vibration & no judder through the steering wheel or pedal or floor pan

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Check your calipers to make sure the pistons inside are moving and extracting evently

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