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1990 xj6. the right fron wheel or break makes a very liht bubbing noise, but when I lightly apply the break it stops, the mechanic can find nothing wrong

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  • ronjohn398 Nov 13, 2010

    just had new braks put on. do you think he could have put them on wrong?



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I do suspect that there is something wrong on the brake calipers. As a first course of action please do ask him to tighten everything up for the sound goes off when brake is applied. Pretty much a loose nut or something.

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A bubbling noise sure is a strange description of this problem. I suspect the front brake rotor maybe warped from wear causing this noise. You will need to remove the wheel to inspect the brake pad indicator to see if the tab is resting on the rotor causing this bubbling noise. If the rotor is fairly worn the brake pad on the inner side will show the most waer and the indicator in mouted on the end od that brake pad. As the rotor turns that tab will scrape the high spot on the rotor making this sound you hear. That tells you its time for a brake job

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