I have changed both roters and pads. This is my wife's car and she says it still makes the rubbing noise. The noise is intermitent, and seems to happen when turning and braking, but not every time. While changing the roters and pads checked to see if there was abnormal play in the wheels, and there is not. I have read that some of the 2003 Aztec's experienced hub problems. I did not check the hubs. I'm out of ideas, can anyone help with a suggestion or should I just take it to the dealer and get jammed....if you know what I mean. Thanks.
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There is suppose to be a certain amount of interference between the pads and rotors. However, if you have a caliper that is sticking you will get excess wear on the pads. If the caliper is not sticking then you maybe hearing the warning squeakers on the shoes they are designed to give an early warning as to the pads need changing. Hope this helps.
perhaps a stone has lodged in the brake caliper, or the bolts holding the caliper are loose, also check wheel bearing, and wheel lugs, either way it shouldnt make that noise and will need someone to look at it, it should be easy to see what is scraping
the noise is probably the ware sensors on the brake pads making noise the noise lets you know that the brakes are getting thin are are ready to be replaced.if you let this go to long you can damage the brake rotors, make sure you check to make sure the caliper is not sticking on the left side being this side is making more noise ,a stuck caliper can cause premature brake pads ware .
Is there any scuffing on the tyre, even on the inside? If not you might have a casing separation. This is where components of the tyre carcass come apart from each other. Sometimes there are no obvious signs or symptoms, you might have what feels like a wheel balance issue or the tyre can make a noise as it turns. If you look at the tyre you might find a high spot or a bulge. If you can find a qiuet area where someone can walk next to the car whilst you drive it you might be able to isolate where the noise is coming from.
Pull the wheels(front first) check thicknes on brake pads. New pads have about 1/2"-5/8" of pad, if your's are around 1/4"-5/16" it's likely
the wear sensor is making the noise you hear. The sensor is a thin
piece of metal located on the end of the inside pad, it is designed to
rub the roter and make a squeeling sound to alert the driver that the
front brakes need service.
I will asume you have drum brakes on the rear, pull drum check the
shoes. Anything under 1/4" i would replace.It's always a good idea
to do both axels, unless one of them is new.
I don't know exactly what kind of sound you hear.If it's a grinding
not a squeaking, you may have waited to long, and it will be more
costly. The info. above will address the most common cause for your
problem, based on the info. you gave me. Hope this helps.
It also could be the brake rotor rubbing on the caliper pads as you turn, check the brakes before changing the cvu joint if the pad are worn and don't have much meat left replace them the noise may go away.
Dis brakes have residual pressure thar keeps the pads in constant contact with the roter.It is very light contact, so not to worry. If left is not in contact with rotor then chk it for loose wheel bearings.
Rubbing noise usually indicates that your brake pads has worn down, and it's rubbing against brake rotor. It's more like grinding noise rather than rubbing, right? And for the brake light problem, as brake pads wear down, brake fluid level goes down too. Your car is equiped with a brake fluid level sensor. So, check your brake pad first before adding brake fluid.
Some brake pads have a small pin sticking up for the e brake that pad must be on the outside when not installed for the e brake or the caliper will not push it out straight. Remove the pads and check for wear on the caliper face and make sure you have them installed correctly I put a pad in backwards once it worked but made a noise