Re: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...
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Re: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...



Brake caliper / loose pad problem?

Mike Walsh
#17084
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 1:36 AM
Subject: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...


> ... and it's not the transmission.
>
> When I back up and turn, I'm getting a nasty grinding up front. It's
> coming from the passenger side front wheel and happens every foot or
> so of travel. Sounds like a metal on metal rubbing type noise. Doesn't
> happen when moving forward, only in reverse, which I don't understand.
>
> Any ideas on what it could be? Here's some more detail for you:
>
> 1. This started when we replaced the springs & shocks with DMCH's
> Eibach setup last year. So I want to suspect something there, but the
> installation looks just fine to me.
>
> 2. If I jack the front up, turn and spin the wheel it doesn't happen.
> The suspension has to be compressed (car on the ground) for the
> problem to show up.
>
> 3. I can't see anything rubbing nor any idea how something could be,
> but that's what it sounds like.
>
> I'd simply assumed a problem with the tie rod ends or something, since
> they were pretty well shot. But I replaced 'em this morning and the
> problem still exists. If I don't turn too tight it doesn't happen, so
> it's mostly preventable which is why I've let it go for so long (and I
> was waiting to replace those tie rod ends). Anyway, it shouldn't be
> there and I'd really like it to go away, so any advice would be most
> appreciated.
>
> -Ryan
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