So I’ve been doing a lot of research on this forum, but have not been able to find an answer, so I made a username and hope you can help me with my problem.
I’ll try to break it down for you.
Car: 03 Buick Regal
Recent Repairs: -Installed new brakes, rotors, and bearings a month ago
- When going forward grinding noise ONLY when turning wheel to the right, becomes a tad louder when applying brake.
- When going reverse cannot turn at all without hearing an AWFUL grinding noise and the tire seizing up.
- Front left rotor (where noise is coming from) is beginning to wear heavily on the upper-outside portion in a 2" band.
Possible Solution that I thought of:
The metal brake pad clip is somehow bent/not installed right so it is grinding on the rotor.
Why Can’t I Check Right Now:
Do not have hydraulic jack currently to get my car up. Waiting until Friday.
Today, I took the car to the shop today and they actually found that my sway bar needs to be replaced, but unfortunately they did not open up the brakes to check out the grinding noise. So when I left, I got to thinking about the brake pad clip.
Any ideas/common experience would be greatly appreciated! If you need more info, please let me know!