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Scrapping noises as i am driving and when i turn the corner the sound gets lower

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Most times this means your front brake pads are worn down to the scraper. The scraper is a part of your brake pads that rubs the rotor to let you know it is time for replacement.

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Sounds to me that the brake pads could be the issue. They have a small metal stand that scrapes on the brake drums when it is time to change them. If it is the brakes and you continue to drive with them in that condition, they could cut into your rotors causing more damage. To check, remove the front tire and inspect the brake drum, it should be smooth surfaced with no grooves. You should also be able to inspect the pads themselves. With the tire removed, insert your head to the back of the rotor assembly. There should be an area where you can see the thickness of the brake pads and they should be 1/4 in or more if still in good condition. Otherwise I would replace them.

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Brakes can wear out in a year depending on the hardness of the pads fitted. Many are soft to prevent any squealing.

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