Question about 2004 Saturn VUE
This sounds like a very familiar problem. My fiancee's Saturn had almost the exact issue some months ago.
It sounds like a worn wheel bearing (which incidentally may have caused the brake pads to wear prematurely, so re check the brakes)
When replacing the bearing, get one with a lifetime guarantee, because if the loose bearing has shifted anything out of true, it can cause the bearing to go again, and you don't want to buy a bearing 3 or 4 times.
A wheel bearing would explain pretty much all the noises you have described.
Hopefully, it's just the bearing and replacing it fixes all your woes.
Posted on Apr 09, 2011
As you mentioned grinding type noise,ticking sound etc etc.This types of noise is heard, if there is a problem with any of the wheel bearings.If the wheel bearings gets rusted or loose, they make such noise.
But if the noise is not from any of the wheel bearing, then its due to mis-alignment in brake system.It has to be re-checked.As you mentioned, you replaced the brake few months back.Quite possible, that any of the internal parts is got loose or out of alignment.The pads have a metal tab built in them and when they get low enough that tab hits the rotor and makes a grinding noise.---------
To get more details.Click this link below:---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/04/grinding-sound-from-brakes-while.html ---------------- This should help.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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