Brake noise

subaru
legacy

#1

Front driver side wheel is making a tinkling sound when going straight or turning right. When turning left or braking the noise stops. Thought it was a pebble, but has gone on for a few days now. Sounds like beer bottles clinking together with a bit more metal sound to it.


#2

This could be the wear indicator in your brake pad, signaling you that the pads are worn out. In addition, have your mechanic check both the CV joint and the wheel bearing on the left front wheel.

The sound that you describe is not exactly how I would describe any of these problems, but if you check all 3 areas, it is sure to be at least one of them that is the problem.


#3

I would also recommend removing the wheel cover and see if maybe a small stone is in there.