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My break pads and roters are good....but once in a blue moon while driveing i hear a load knocking or rubbing of metal around the driver area around the wheel well, followed by a very loud screeching/metal rubbing noise that does it regardless of using my brakes or not. It seems to slightly go away when turning to the left. I also started feeling a pulsating feeling but not extreme at about 20mph. When I park and turn the car off and then start it back up and drive, the sound is suddenly gone...

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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

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