Grinding sound at wheel

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#1

In May I had a new lower ball joint and constant velocity axle put in the front driver’s side. Last month I had new rotors and brake pads put in which reduced sounds when braking. The wheel bearing is fine according to my mechanic. When I am driving I hear a grinding sound coming from the same area. The car seems to drive fine but I am wondering if it is something touching each other now, something else or possibly just a sound that means nothing is really wrong. Any ideas will be appreciated.


#2

If the sound is always there…take it back to the mechanic that did the brakes. There could be an anti-rattle shim that is rubbing.

Yosemite


#3

My thought would also be if not the brakes, look at the wheel bearings. In the best possibility it could just be a rock stuck in your brake caliper.


#4

Sometimes wheel bearings can start out making noise intermittently and then become a constant grind.

This may not be diagnosed by a mechanic until it gets worse. Because it is front wheel drive, it’s also hard to spin the tire fast enough to hear any noises. Many times I have to get the car on my lift and run it in low gear and listen with a stethoscope.

You may have to take it to another mechanic that has a better ear for these noises.

Yosemite