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Car makes a sound when turning to the right only.

The car worked fine until it came time to change my brakes. We went and got the correct brake pads, put them on, no problem but now when I turn to the right I have this sound coming from the front driver side and its driving me crazy. The car drives fine, no problem turning, just cant find out what this noise is.. PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    where the brakes professionally replaced or was this a do it yourself?

    Could you describe the sound please?


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If its a squeal sound then you have to grease up the caliper slide pins or replace them. Not a hard problem to fix the slide pins alot of people don't grease them up for get then you get this squealing sound as you turn or drive straight down the road. Cost for caliper slide pins $10.

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What kind of sound? rubbing ,grinding, clicking or popping?

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